Lloyd’s Story

Why Lloyd is committed to helping.

His name was Michael and was Lloyd’s cousin. He was a kind, gentle man (age 38) and known by many as a person who was just too kind and trusting. On October 20 , 2012 in Reynoldsburg, OH, Michael received a call from his fiance, stating that she needed his help. His fiance had been struggling with drug addiction. Michael had never done drugs nor had he been even a drinker. He was good to the core, so when he received the call there was no doubt that he’d go immediately to help. That was the last day of his life. His fiance and her Heroin dealer planned Michael’s murder to help pay off debt she owed the dealer for an addiction so severe that it cost her $400 to $500 a day to sustain. They forced Michael into the apartment at gunpoint and beat him during a violent struggle before strangling him with a cable. After he was dead, his fiance trimmed his fingernails and scrubbed his fingertips with bleach because she worried that when he scratched her during the struggle, her DNA may have been left behind. They also cut the clothes from his body to get rid of evidence, stuffed his body in a trash bag. They stole his truck, wallet, and other personal effects that could be pawned and tossed his body along side of a road not far from the crime scene. They were found, arrested, tried, and now serving time in prison.

His second drive is simply stated by explaining that another cousin fell in love with the a guy who introduced her to a “good time” and its name was Heroin. It began with snorting, then injecting, and then the life spiraled out of control. She’s given birth to an addicted baby, has served numerous jail sentences, and now is incarcerated in prison. Again, stories you hear across each and every state in the Union, from the rich as well as the poor. It affects us all and is at tragic proportions. Where does it stop. How can we make a difference?

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