After reading The Times’ article regarding Tommy Lee Waldrip and the hideous crime he committed against the young Dawsonville man, Keith Evans, 23 years ago, I am still in disbelief of our so-called “justice” system.
I don’t know the Evans family, but remember that killing like it was yesterday. Tommy Lee Waldrip, his son and brother-in-law ran Keith Evans off the road, shot him, beat him and were believed to have buried him alive. Those three scoundrels totally ruined the lives of the Evans family. How devastated they must be after waiting all these years for justice just to have it thrown out the window.
If this crime doesn’t warrant maximum punishment, then I would like to know what does. What a waste of taxpayers’ money for a judge and jury. No wonder criminals are not afraid of the law anymore. Too bad Keith Evans didn’t have the Board of Pardons and Paroles with him on that horrible night. And yes, they do owe the Evans family an explanation.
Editor’s note: Waldrip’s death sentence was commuted to life in prison July 9 by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. He and two others were convicted in the 1991 slaying of Evans.