Updated 04/27/2012 06:19 PM
Phillips family wants justice
Questions have still gone unanswered since 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was found unconscious in his home in Potsdam six months ago. Family members, as well as the community, say they are ready for an arrest to be made and justice to be served. Our Cara Thomas spoke with members of Phillips' family about how the last six months have been.
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POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Six months have passed since 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was killed. Phillips was found unconscious in his home in North Country Apartments on Market Street by police after a neighbor had called about a disturbance. Phillips died in the hospital a few hours later.
Patty Phillips, Garrett's grandmother, said, "He was a fun going kid, he was just super, well liked, he had a lot of fun in him. Typical boy, but he was beautiful."
And his family says each day since then has been far from easy. Emotionally and physically, the family says they are all taking a toll.
Garrett's uncle, Brian Phillips, said, "It was just a horrific tragedy that, you know, we lost a special person to our family. It'll never be the same."
While they know they can't have their loved one back, now all they want is justice. And they're saying it through a new decoration in their front lawn.
"We just want justice for Garrett where someone pays for the crime that's been committed," said Brian Phillips.
And Patty Phillips said, "Whoever's out there that did this to him just need to, just need to pan up, I don't know how they can shut their eyes at night."
And the investigation into his murder hasn't stopped. Family members say while little information is coming from police, the case has not gone cold. They say they are communicating with the police department regularly and can't share any information for fear they could hurt the investigation. So they just have to wait.