Since 1985, Dewayne Jones suspected his stepfather strangled his mother to death.
Investigators did, too, but a grand jury declined to indict. As years passed, Jones pushed to have the case reopened and for DNA testing to be ordered.
Now a grand jury has returned a murder indictment against the stepfather, Paul C. Ervin, for the murder of Jones' mother, Linda. She was 26 in 1985.
“I’m thinking about this man 24/7," Jones said. "But we did it the right way. We believed in the system.”
But an indictment or an arrest are not the same thing as a conviction, and Ervin's lawyer believes the case is weak.
-- Bill Miller