Governor wants reward money to go to surviving children - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Janice Broach

Governor wants reward money to go to surviving children

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Homicide investigators were back out at the house on Lester where the massacre happened gathering more evidence. At the same time, people drove by the house almost non stop.

Police said Jessie Dotson shot his brother Cecil after an argument and then tried to kill everyone else to eliminate witnesses. Four adults and two children died. Three children are still recovering at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.

Cecil Dotson is the father of all of the children.

One of the children at Le Bonheur told police that his uncle Jessie committed the murders, but police said the child was not eligible for the $81,000 dollar reward.

Governor Phil Bredesen said he would like for the surviving children to get the money and he has asked attorneys to see if it is possible.

"I think they should give it to the kids. They deserve it. They are going through a lot. They went through a lot and they need some help to recover. They are going to deal with this the rest of their lives," One supporter said.

The three children at LeBonheur are still under police protection.


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