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Deadly Pursuit-Chapter 7

Updated on August 29, 2014

To help others cope with tragedy and grief is a ministry we are being lead into. We could never have understood a few years ago. I pray for a continued warmth, sensitiveness and responsiveness to those acute personal needs. I want to be always ready to dispense compassion and Love.

Strange things have been happening in Detroit, and I do not like it. Alicia’s death was odd. She had been pursued by a man named Ben Robinson, several times at work. He was the party going type, used illegal drugs and hardly ever knew what he was doing. He was 5 foot eleven inches tall with long blond hair, blue eyes and very muscular. His jacket he often wore was a heavy Army jacket he had taken from his brother. This man got what he wanted whenever he wanted it. He met Alicia who had good morals and could care less about him. She was 5 foot 2 inches tall with blue eyes and Auburn hair color. He had asked to take her out for dinner with no strings attached, just friends having a good time. She did not think it through and thought ok, why not just this one time, and she accepted. He picked her up at 4:00 O’clock. He drove her to an Italian Restaurant called Italian Cuisine. They talked about everything under the sun, he then he paid the waiter, and they left. He told her he wanted to take a drive in the country. They ended up deep in the woods. He stops at this ram shackled building. They observed the place. He tried to kiss her, but she pushed him away and started to run. He caught up with her. Being as angry as he was, he attempted to rape her. She struggled and he tries to strangle her.

Ben tied her up with wire, as he wanted to be sure she could not get away, if she was in fact still alive. He picked her up and put her in his car. He drove downtown at about 9:45PM and placed her in the driveway of an elderly woman’s home. Through her struggles, the wire he had placed on her arms and legs had gone clear through her bone, according to the police report. Alicia died a terrible death.

The time period in this last chapter was only one month after another young, local girl’s death. I purposely saved these incidents to share in the closing. In looking at the bible, Jesus healed people who were sick; he didn’t tell them it was something we needed to take in, because it is part of God’s plan. Jesus showed us the compassion of God. He got angry over religious hypocrisy and cried over the death of a friend. He taught us about a God who wants us to learn to love ourselves and others, and in so doing, we should love God and do what is right. This is a God who wants us to grow and mature. Not to become victims overwhelmed with despair. Forgiveness is something that will help us move beyond our anger, and provide a way for us to let go of our pain.I believe this shows how beautifully, God brings us from darkness into light, in an effort to help another with their pain.

Written by Susan Guinn


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      3 years ago

      Wow Susan! Awesome story I just love it! Great job!

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      3 years ago

      A wonderful story of how God can use us even in our times of grief. Well done, Susan!

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      3 years ago

      Adjectives were appreciated as they made story come to life. Combination of brutality as in murder and objective essence of religion was interesting. Emotions were adaquately described and made the story genuine...meaningful. Refreshing in that characters portrayed, seemed the real deal...what Christianity should be. The 'tenses' need some attention as to who was speaking when. But then that is the more difficult part of writing....making all that flow just right and is to be expected of beginning wrtiers. Proabaly why some of us don't even start. what editors are for. Proud of you Susan. Great job! Hi Trang.

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      3 years ago

      Good story, good meaning, you are very special messenger of God's words.

      God Bless you Susan.


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