U.S. Attorney John Horn met with Freda Waiters, T.J. Ward, and Marcus Coleman for more than an hour at Atlanta's Richard B. Russell Federal Building, a week after a second Fulton County grand jury declined to indict former Union City police officer Luther Lewis for the murder of unarmed black youth Ariston Waiters in 2011. Horn vowed to open an investigation into the controversial fatal shooting.
It has been more than three years since Freda Waiters' only child, Ariston, was slain on the street of Atlanta's Union City. Today, she is one step closer to finding out why. When the media began making specific inquiries over the past week, and followed up with interviews of numerous officers, past and present, named from T.J. Ward's investigation, the Fulton DA quickly re-opened the case.
Nearly a decade after Alabama teen Natalee Holloway vanished during a senior high trip in 2005, new information has been uncovered that may finally solve the case. Natalee's father, Dave Holloway and Atlanta private investigator T.J. Ward, along with associate Tracy Sargent and her cadaver dog, Chance, recently traveled to Aruba with Inside Edition investigative reporter Lisa Guerrero to follow the lead.
Nineteen-year-old black youth Ariston Waiters was shot twice through his spine at point-blank range by former Union City Police Officer Luther Lewis. Waiters was unarmed, yet a Special Grand Jury declined to indict. New evidence uncovered by renown Private Investigator T.J. Ward confirms that Waiters' death could not be justified.
"It's been very clear from the onset that most, if not all, of comedian Bill Cosby's accusers have significant ulterior motives which drive their public statements," states internationally noted Atlanta Private Investigator T.J. Ward.