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Mother Speaks Out About Son's Unsolved Murder


By Mark Bellinger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man was shot 13 times leaving a Nashville nightclub 4 years ago. Police have never charged anyone in the case. The victim's mother said it's not easy telling his children their daddy is never coming home.  

Angela Woodard said working every day and going to church keeps her from losing her mind. Her son Dedrick was murdered in July 2005. 

"I have nightmares of it, and it's just like, Oh my God. I'm thinking he's still with me, and I know he's gone to heaven and everything," said Woodard. 

She said what is worse is trying to explain to Dedrick's sons why he's not coming home. 

"You know his kids, you know the grandkids saying, ‘Granny is Daddy going to be here with us to put our presents together,'" said Woodard. 

Woodard was walking with a woman out of the Super D's nightclub on Trinity Lane near Brick Church Pike. As they got across the street to their car, Woodard and his friend were shot several times. The woman was shot once in the arm, and Woodard died at a local hospital. 

"It was hard for me to ever see that, to pull the cover back to see 13 bullet holes in him," said Woodard. 

Woodard and police are still looking for clues to solve the case. This week they are getting some help from Partners in the Struggle.  

The group has been passing out flyers this week asking people to come forward with information about unsolved crimes. 

"Somebody knows something. I have no question about that. It's time for us as individuals to step up, and say hey ‘we can help and we will help,'" said Earl Jordan with Partners in the Struggle. 

If you can help police with this case call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. You can also text Crime Stoppers anonymously, text the word CASH and your message to CRIMES.


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