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Steffani Bailey

In memory of Nathan Charles Hogue

My boyfriend was murdered on December 7, 2006, by an angry man with a gun. I received a call from my boyfriend’s son that his dad was dead. I thought I had heard him incorrectly, as he was hysterical and hard to understand. After I realized what he was saying, I don’t remember much of the rest of that night. My future and dreams of sharing the rest of my life with this amazing man were gone. I guess I am one of the lucky ones in that his murderer was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 14 years. After 11 years in prison, he will be released this December. Nate— I will never forget you and will try to continue to make you proud. You were one of kind. Sweet dreams, baby.

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