The weather threatened to cancel the party. Temperatures hovered below freezing, the roads a mess the evening before. At 7 in the morning, we weren't even sure church would proceed as normal. But we moved forward with our plans, hoping to welcome more than 30 Angel Tree kids and their families that afternoon.
On an October evening in 1992, 18-year-old Misty Wallace called her parents from a pay phone outside of a Burger King in Indianapolis. As she concluded her call, a man approached and asked if she was done. When she said “yes,” the man shot her in the face.