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Anadarko still dazed by pastor’s brutal slaying

BY RON JACKSON Published: November 29, 2009
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Th
at’s supposed to be a safe place. I know people are concerned because there are still a lot of questions.

"I just tell people, ‘Don’t give up.’ The Big Guy is still on our side.”

Anadarko Police Chief David Edwards did not return messages left by The Oklahoman.

Pastor Randy Robertson of First Baptist Church said there are still a few members of his congregation who have not returned to church since the slaying.

"There is still a climate of fear, but not as much as it was in the beginning,” Robertson said. "I’d say life has gotten back to normal, but it’s still in the background — people are still concerned. Nobody knows anything. I just refuse to live in a climate of fear.”

Kermit Gaines, who owns a restaurant on Anadarko’s east side, said residents have not forgotten.

"People still talk a lot,” Gaines said. "I don’t think it’s so much fear as much as it was just such a heinous deal. We just try to keep the family in our prayers, and they will find some justice.”

Anyone with information can call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017.

A $10,000 reward is offered for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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