LENOIR CITY (WATE) – An East Tennessee family feels justice may be on the horizon after months of waiting.
In December 2015, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the shooting death of Dolly Meyers, 28. Investigators say she was dead by the time they got to the home off Airport Road in the Oakdale Community.
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At the time, Meyers’ boyfriend, Erskine Andy Hunt, was named a person of interest and arrested for an unrelated charge.
Hunt faces a second degree murder charge, along with possession of a weapon for a convicted felon, as well as aggravated child abuse.
Meyers’ family recently explained to WATE 6 On Your Side what life has been like as they go through the legal process.
“I think about the happy memories where she would do anything for anyone. She loved to make people smile,” said Lisa McCulloch, Meyers’s younger sister.
McCulloch was visiting her sister 11 months ago and days later got a call saying Meyers had been killed.
“It felt like my heart was tore out of my chest,” said McCulloch.
She says life hasn’t been easy for the family.
“We were very robbed. She was too young. She had her whole life ahead of her and to watch her little boy grow up.”
The family has had to wait for Meyers’s boyfriend, Erskine Andy Hunt, to be formally charged and then court dates set.
“It’s very hard to have to wait that long but I know they’re working very hard to get every piece of evidence, everything that they need before they take him to court,” added McCulloch.
Hunt will be in court in February 2017 for a motions hearing. The trial will begin in June 2017.
“We will be at every one of them. We want justice for our sister,” said McCulloch.
Meyers’s sisters say there’s a sort of relief knowing that prayers have been answered about finding justice and memories of her won’t ever be forgotten.
“I love her and I miss her so much.”
Tennessee’s Felony Offender Information website says Hunt is currently behind bars at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex involving a different case.