GAUTIER, Miss. (WKRG) — It has been almost two weeks since a Mississippi lady was hit by a automobile at a fuel station in Gautier. Her household is continuous their battle to get her justice.
“The system has failed her so exhausting. He has been arrested twice for this and was let loose each instances. Had he not been let loose the final time, this is able to not have occurred,” stated Sarah Cumbest, Nina’s sister.
Within the early morning hours of Might sixth, Nina was on the fuel station throughout the road from her job when she was hit by a pick-up truck. Gautier police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Terrance McNaughton, who her household says was her ex-boyfriend.
“I do know he knocked her out of her footwear as a result of he hit her so exhausting,” stated Cumbest.
Cumbest says her sister nonetheless has not regained consciousness, however they’re remaining hopeful and constructive.
“She’s making child steps. It’s going to be a extremely very long time earlier than we all know something, truthfully, on how dangerous it’s actually. Till she wakes up. Till we’ll discover out the extent of the harm to her mind,” stated Cumbest.
Her household says they’ve discovered assist within the Fb group they created, Nina’s Voice, with different victims of home violence reaching out telling their tales and providing assist.
“The quantity of individuals behind her, I might by no means have anticipated. It’s loopy, in a great way. It’s actually, it makes me cry after I take a look at the Fb and I see how many individuals are behind her,” stated Cumbest.
Nina’s household says McNaughton had attacked her earlier than twice. “He acquired the slap on the wrist final time and went after her,” stated Cumbest.
Now, they’re hoping to lastly get justice for Nina. “How lengthy it takes, I don’t care if it takes years. I’m not giving up, and neither is my household,” stated Cumbest.
As she continues to battle for her life. “Preserve praying, as a result of it’s going to be an extended highway of restoration,” stated Cumbest.
Nina’s household has deliberate a profit for Nina on June fifth. It is going to be hosted by Sidelines Sports activities Bar and Grill in Gautier on Freeway 57.