PRICHARD Ala. (WALA) - The family of a beloved reverend and barber is keeping his memory alive as they murder trial of the suspected killers.
"He was an awesome father, perfect awesome grandfather, awesome husband. His life spoke for him," said his daughter, Samantha Richardson.
According to Prichard Police Department, a man walked into Sam Richardson's shop November 22, 2011 and repeatedly struck him while a second suspect stood and watched from outside.
A regular client at the barber shop found Richardson's body.
"When he walked in, he noticed Mr. Richardson on the floor, lying on his back, and that's when he also noticed the blood and called 911," said Sgt. Knight.
Officers arrested two teens at the time: Broderick Brown, who was 19 and Andrew Amison, 17, for the crime.
Brown and Amison face charges of first degree robbery and first degree murder.
Richardson's family said they are gearing up for a status hearing Thursday, June 19.
"One of them at that time being a minor, they are trying to figure out a good punishment for a minor who committed murder at that time….if they are convicted," Samantha Richardson.
As the court process continues, the family is focused on keeping Richardson's memory alive. Although the barber shop is locked and boarded up, the street it's located on is dedicated to him.
"My brother is gone. There is no getting him back. There is no hearing his voice no more. There's no seeing him. He will never call me baby again," said Richardson's sister Theresa Whigham.
The family hopes things have changed in their city since Richardson's murder.
"They need to get a chief that is concerned about the citizens of Prichard, that's the main thing," said Richardson's wife Shirley Richardson.
They family hopes for justice in their loved one's case. The trial date is set for September.
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