Nine years after her son's murder, mother finds peace | Moms
ATLANTA (WXIA) – It's been nine long years for one DeKalb County mother who still has no answers in her son's death.
Thursday marked the anniversary of Damon Bell's death.
There are many things Gwen Bell will forget about her son Damon. The way he loved her beef stew is just one of them.
"And it's just ironic that I fixed this today and had it today as my meal, because I know he loved it," she said.
Another thing she will never forget is the day the police told her he had been murdered.
"They sat right here in my living room and they told me that they had my son," she said. "He was shot; he was deceased. And of course, that was the hardest thing that I had ever experienced in my life."
It was nine years ago that someone shot Damon on Glen Echo Drive, not far from his home.
"I don't know what happened," she said. "I don't know, I just know that he was shot -- he wasn't robbed, because he didn't have that much money and the cell phone wasn't taken away from him. They have his cell phone."
Gwen Bell says not long ago, her son came to her in a vision.
"And he told me, he said, 'Mommy, I'm all right, Momma, I'm all right,' and just that smile -- he was always smiling," she said. "And he said, 'Mommy, I'm all right,' and that just gave me the biggest peace that I could ever ask for."
While she still grieves, Gwen Bell says she bears no malice toward her son's killer. She just wants to know why.
There is still a reward of several thousand dollars in the case. Anyone who has any information is asked to call DeKalb County Police.