I ignited a firestorm when I posted an Austin Daily Photo of Coy Terrell, a handsome elderly stranger, sitting at JR’s Barbecue in East Austin one year ago today.

Mr. Terrell was a convicted murderer who served 25 years in the Texas state penitentiary for killing Johnnie Ogletree.

To me, Coy Terrell was just an interesting looking old man who agreed to allow me to take his photo.

Unfortunately I found out otherwise when I started digesting the comments section below the photo.

Prepare your mind to be blown http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2013/1/30/Austin-Daily-Photo-RIP-Rest-In-Peace-Coy-Terrell?adminview=true

  1. Barbara Mathis says:

    Mr Reeves,
    No, Coy Terrell was not a murderer. He was a kind and gentle person with a heart of gold that would do anything for anyone. It’s unfortunate that Coy Terrell didn’t live long enough to be able to clear his name and the one that is responsible for this woman’s death is still walking among us. Maybe some day justice will be served either here or here after.

    Coy Terrell is still missed every day and those of us who loved him speak of him often. It’s sad to think that he spent 25 years of his life paying the price for someone else but that was Coy. Thank you for the picture and post.

  2. RL Reeves Jr says:

    Barbara, you are more than welcome. It was a pleasure meeting Mr. Terrell and it’s been a wild ride since I posted that photo so long ago. RL Reeves Jr

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