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Family still mourns three brothers, gunned down near Keithville

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Back in 2010, three brothers were gunned down near Keithville. Gene Adams, 13, Jarquis Adams,18, and Jeremiah Adams, 20, were killed after pulling into the driveway of Marcus Reed. Reed ambushed the boys, firing multiple shots at their car. His home had recently been burglarized, and Reed believed the robbers had returned. Police have never found evidence proving the boys had ever burglarized reed's home or planned to do so.

The Adams' brothers family continue to celebrate their boys' birthdays. Sunday was Jeremiah's. Jacquel Adams says she looked up to and loved her brothers. The three were outstanding members of the family.


"They were good brothers. Awesome big brother. Little brother, he liked to help out around the house and do things, fix things," Adams said. "They were excellent in school, very educated and smart."

Any future the Adams brothers could've made for themselves will never be known, but the boys' Aunt Clara Morgan has held their birthday parties to keep their memories moving into the family's future.

"We don't want to forget them. We don't want them to...." Morgan said. "Even if they did know we'd forgotten them and moved on without them, we just want to carry them on with us all the way."

The family also celebrates justice at Sunday's party. Reed was sentenced to death earlier this month. Morgan says going to court was difficult but will help heal the family.

"I felt very relieved. I felt a big burden had been lifted from my heart," Morgan said. "I knew that it would not bring our babies back, but hopefully, it will prevent any other family from going through what we had to go through."

Even with a sense of justice, Adams says finding closure will take some time.

"Just take it one day at a time," Adams said. "One step at a time. Gradually we'll, you know, the pieces come back together with the memories and the good times we did share."

Reed was charged with three counts of first degree murder for killing the Adams' brothers.

 

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