CARROLLTON, Ga. -- If you lived in Metro Atlanta in 2000, you probably remember the horrific story of Laneshia Crowder. The details are hard to forget: a mother's beaten body discovered beside a toddler trying to wake her up. Today, that little girl is making plans to attend college. Fourteen years later, she's still haunted by what she saw that night.
The memory of her daughter still brings Doris Crowder to tears. August 14, 2000 Laneshia was brutally murdered inside her Carrolton home. There were two known eye witnesses: her own children.
"They tell me every night what happened," Doris said. "That he kept kicking her."