Catherine’s Day

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Sheri Sutton surprised and encouraged us. Sheri was a classmate and dear friend to crime victim Mary Catherine Edwards.

Edwards was brutally killed 26 years ago. And only now has an accused killer been named. That part of the story is well documented. We have heard much in the area conversation about the alleged killer. 


Sheri Sutton agreed to talk about a life snuffed out too soon, and put the focus back on the innocent person who is deserving of discussion.

Here is how Sutton described Mary Catherine Edwards:

I can say that a highlight of my Lamar days was the bond with my sorority sisters in Zeta Tau Alpha, even though it was for only two years.

I quickly realized what a joy it was to befriend Catherine and Allison Edwards. The identical twins you could only tell apart by the shape of their eyebrows. 

Catherine ended up being my dorm mate. She was so easy to live with. She was such a caring, giving, and sweet person. Always funny. Catherine radiated positivity, and you could not help but smile when she walked into a room. She had the soul of an angel.

Catherine always wanted to be an elementary school teacher and was very dedicated in her studies and in pursuing her degree. Upon graduation, she entered the teaching profession and started making memorable impacts on all her students, as well as all the people around her. Her life was happy and grounded.

I will never forget the day I read about her murder… the excruciating effect it had on family, friends, co-workers, and students.

No one wanted to believe that OUR Catherine was the victim of such an evil act. She has been in my heart ever since the tragedy. I have prayed for her case to be reopened, hoping strides in DNA would eventually offer answers.

Thank God there will finally be answers so Catherine can get her justice… and we ALL can have some sort of peace.

Catherine is definitely a light and soul taken away too early. She has impacted my life and the lives of so many people in the community, whether they knew her for a minute, a day, a year, or years.


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