“It got to be too much,” says Michael. They moved to Ardmore.
“I think that the real problem is apathy,” says Lisa. “But I wonder if the police just felt helpless and hopeless, too.”
Meanwhile, the Galls wonder how inevitable Hardy’s murder charge was, and how the constant stress and drama of the block grinded down Hardy the way it had on them.
Hardy, who was already on probation for theft at the time of Fox’s death, is in jail awaiting preliminary hearing on Aug. 21. According to court records, he owes $424.50 in court fees.
The Breakdown is written by senior writer Tara Murtha, who regularly reports on urban violence, policy, gender issues and any other social-justice issue we can think of.