MI MI - Erik Cross, 16, Vicksburg, 26 June 1983

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by ChaCha, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

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    Bringing this forward as the video was re-posted on “Justice For Eric Stirling Cross” Facebook last night (it was originally broadcast in 2015).

    It is disturbing and infuriating that Brent Spaulding has gotten away with so much since Erik’s murder now 36 years ago, but then sadly, we see exactly the same thing happen over and over in other cases as well.

    I would also like to share the article that was published two days before (October 24th, 2015) the one above; here, you can watch a slightly longer version of the interview:
    Person of interest in cold case murder released from jail


    Newschannel 3 were there as a person of interest in the case, Brent Spaulding, was released from jail.

    Our cameras were rolling as Brent Spaulding was released from the Kalamazoo County Jail early Saturday morning.


    Early Saturday morning, Newschannel 3 was there to hear what he had to say about the allegations.

    Spaulding: ‘Whenever they've wanted any questioning, I've come in an answered all their questions. I'm sick of it. It's a big harassment, it's a witch hunt.’
    NC3: ‘Why do you think it's a witch hunt?’
    Spaulding: ‘They're looking for answers they're never going to find. They haven't found anything out in 32 years. What makes them think they're going to find out he was actually murdered. Nobody knows what happened to the poor kid
    NC3: ‘Do you think the family deserves closure?’
    Spaulding: ‘That would have been nice 32 years ago.’

    The sheriff's office says they know who was in the car that killed Erik.

    With suspects identified, Cross's family believes justice is coming very soon.

    ‘My message to the people who may be trying to decide to keep hiding out or playing it safe or coming forward,’ said Cross's sister, Jackie Mitchell. ‘I think the undersheriff made it pretty clear that they're not going to be able to hide out anymore.‘


    He [Spaulding] has not been charged with any crimes related to the cold case.

    He was in jail on previous charges of home invasion, domestic violence, and assault.

    The investigation is ongoing, and Newschannel 3 will continue to follow the case as it develops.”

    It’s telling that he never says he didn’t do it, IMO.

  2. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

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    Six billboards going up today in Kalamazoo!

    Posted 5 hrs ago:
    “Today is a big day for
    Justice for Erik Cross.

    The first of 6 billboards goes up in Downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan and the Can Drive in Vicksburg, Michigan.

    Please try to come out to support the Can Drive.

    Erik's Army will be handing out free posters and decals to all that stop out.

    If you cannot make today's Can Drive, we will have one more next Wednesday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    We will announce time and location after we finish tonight.

    #JusticeforErik #JusticeforErikCross
    #ItsEriksTimeForJustice” (BBM)
    Justice For Erik Stirling Cross
  3. Midge Montana

    Midge Montana Well-Known Member

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    I'm so disappointed in Michigan in regards to this case. :(

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