Chris Russo Blackwood
Chris Russo Blackwood is a Louisiana Women in Media Lifetime Achievement Award winner, having spent 40 years as a journalist, including as founder and publisher of InRegister magazine, as assistant lifestyle editor at The Advocate, and as a television show host. She is a Baton Rouge native, graduate of Lee High School and LSU. Along with business partner Susan Ross, she runs RussoRoss, a Baton Rouge women’s clothing boutique.
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
My Brother's Keeper: A Thirty Year Quest to Bring Two Killers to Justice
3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
My Brother's Keeper: A Thirty-Year Quest to Bring Two Killers to Justice
“A tremendous story of love and murder, faith and tenacity.” — Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A CLOCKWORK MURDER
The moment he found out his brother was missing and presumed dead, Ted Kergan launched a relentless effort to bring two suspected killers—a teenaged-prostitute and her much older drifter boyfriend—to justice and find Gary Kergan’s body. Little did he know his quest would consume a fortune and take thirty years to reach its dramatic conclusion.
Thwarted at first by the fact that his brother’s body could not be located and a new district attorney reluctant to prosecute as a result, Kergen had to keep track of the killers from New Orleans’ notorious French Quarter to Las Vegas and points in between and wait for a break in the case that seemed like it would never come.
Then nearly thirty years later, science, detective work and especially a brother's love and tenacity would combine for a resolution that would end in a dramatic trial in which one of the killers' diary would be a star witness.
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