Mothers Plead For More Help To Solve Teen Murders

Posted at 10:46 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 23:46:40-05

Members of Mothers Over Murder and Nashville Peacemakers have been pleading with Metro detectives and Mayor Megan Barry to commit more effort in solving unsolved murders of area teens and young adults.

Friday evening at the Greenwood Cemetery, Stacy Hall stood over the grave of her son, D'Anthony Hall.

She said he died on December 2, 2014 after he was shot five times in Sumner County by his friends.

"He was 22 years old when he was murdered," she said.

Since then, the mother has been motivated to find answers and to plead for others in similar situations.

"It all goes back to being held accountable. Detectives, teachers, parents," she said.

Hall and others have been asking that local city leaders step within the community where teens were murdered and not try to find answers from a distance.

"You can not sit there in Brentwood and talk about what's going on, in Belle Meade and talk about what's going on in JC Napier," she said.

On December 14, members will hold the fourth annual charity event to raise awareness about their stories and teen violence plaguing Davidson County.

"[Nashville Peacemakers CEO] Clemmie Greenlee's son was killed 13 years ago Friday, and it's still unsolved," Hall said.

"If we get a reputation of these murders being solved, I just feel like that's going to give people a clue not to come to Davidson County," Hall said.

The event will be held at Limelight located at 201 Woodlands Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $15 in advance or $20 at the door.