AG Renews Push For Answers Years After Engaged Couple’s Slaying

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Ohio’s Attorney General has renewed the push for answers about the murder of an engaged couple.

Jennifer Burgette and Curtis Francis were killed six years ago in their Pike County home.

Judy Conley, Curtis Francis' mother believes it all stemmed from someone's need for prescription pills. She said that her son had Percocet at home to relieve the pain of an ailing shoulder.

“Someone shot them,” Conley said. “My son was killed first, he was killed instantly. I knew that from the autopsy report. She must have woke up and tried to fight with them, because they shot her and she was half off the bed.”

The pain is more than any mother wants to feel.

“I miss them, very, very much,” Conley said.

Burgette's mother lives next door to the land, where the engaged couple once lived. She said that she never heard the shots fired that night, but keeps news clippings as a memory.

“It’s been pretty terrible,” Burgette said.

Since the shooting, Jennifer Burgette's older brother, Mose, moved back home.

“It’s been pretty hard,” Mose Burgette said. “My dad, he’s gone. But while he was living, he was a pretty strong man, but he cried all the time. It really was hard on him.”

Years of investigation by the Pike County Sheriff's Office are now in the hands of the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

“I need peace of mind,” Conley said. “I think I’ve gone through enough, at least, just let me have this peace.”

The families said that as tough as it is for relive the heartbreaking memories, they cannot give up hope for justice.

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