The Family of a 2005 Murder Victim Has Something to Say After an Arrest is Made

Latasia Kirk's sister still remembers where she was five years ago when her sister was murdered.

"That day my mom had come and picked me up early from school it was my senior year I went and took my drivers test I got my license and I had just got a car. A green cavalier and all I knew was me and my sister were getting ready to ride that car until the wheel fell off," Brittany Kirk said.

When Gilbert Holts Jr. was arrested Latasia's family wasn't surprised.

"April twenty first two thousand five Gilbert was the person that I always felt in my heart if he didn't do it himself then he knew and his hands were dirty," Kirk said.

Latasia's aunt says she wouldn't know what to say if she has the chance to talk to the accused murderer.

"The way I feel right now I think if I was actually in front of him I don't even think words would come out of me. I've been praying hard not to hate this person, I've never experienced hating a person before but I hate him," Sharon Jones said.

The family is thanking the Bowling Green Police Department and detective Barry Raley for their hard work.

"We cried over the phone and everything. He's my hero and that's what I told him. He's my hero, he took this case as if tassa was his child and got murdered," Jones said.

An emotional Kirk agreed.

"I can't stop crying because I am grateful for it. I am, I didn't think that they would ever [catch the killer]," she said.

Jones says that Latasia did leave something behind to remind family every day of her, her son Jatavion who Jones says acts just like his mother. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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