Family looks for justice in a 12-year-old cold case

Kenneth Hall Jr.
Kenneth Hall Jr.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Twelve years have passed and a Wilmington family is still waiting for justice.

Kenneth Hall, Jr. was shot and killed while attending a party in the Creekwood community November 10, 1997.  Someone was arrested, but the murder remains unsolved.

Authorities arrested Tacarlos Miller in connection to the murder, but the charges were dropped because there wasn't enough evidence to convict him.

Family members are convinced that someone knows who is responsible for the death of their loved one.

"It was over 200 people out there," said Hall's sister Arletha Twitty. "It was a party going on, and 200 people at a party. Somebody somewhere knows something. Somebody somewhere saw something."

Hall was a heavyweight boxer and practiced Tae-Kwon-Do.  Twitty says her brother was not a bully who went around fighting, but believes a fight may have led to Hall's death.

Family members believe someone killed Hall in retaliation for a fight that happened the day before.  No one is coming forward with answers, and Hall's family fears the kiler is roaming the streets.

"I'll just wonder, does he know who I am," said Hall's sister Christy Dukes. "He's seen his family on TV countless of times. Is he sitting back laughing because he hasn't been arrested?"

With only pictures and memories to remind them of better days, Hall's family is hoping someone will provide the missing piece of the puzzle and help bring a killer to justice.

Hall's family members say they're trying to start a foundation in his name that would go towards helping children stay out of trouble.

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