Parents of murdered Sugar Land teen face killer in court:
The parents of Ashton Glover got to address their daughter’s killer in court. The quotes themselves are more powerful than anything I could write.
“Your curiosity has cost me a big part of my life,” said Terry Glover, the father of Ashton Glover, 16, who was killed more than a year ago.
“You have brought more pain to my life and my family than anything in the world,” Glover told Matthew R. McCombs, 19.
Glover and Ashton’s mother, Sue Smith, made statements from the witness stand Tuesday as their daughter’s killer sat motionless before them.
“After you were caught and I heard your reasoning for doing this to Ashton, I felt like I had been shot,” Smith said. “I can’t even say the words you used because they cut me to the bottom of my soul and will haunt me for the rest of my life.”
Terry Glover read his statement first as he stood just a few feet from McCombs, accompanied by his lawyers, Ira Chenkin and Ralph Gonzales.
“I will not get to see my daughter graduate from high school or college, I will not get to walk her down the aisle at her wedding,” Glover said. “Or be able to see her bring a child of her own into this world.”
Glover also said to McCombs: “Try to think how you would feel if you were in my shoes. Enjoy your new life and just remember this, there is no one to blame but yourself. May God have mercy on you.”
Then Ashton’s mother stepped to the witness box and gave McCombs a steady stare as she sat down.
Smith talked about singing a song, You Are My Sunshine, to Ashton and her older sister, Terica, when they were little girls.
“You, Matt McCombs, took my sunshine away,” she said.
Smith recalled the days after her daughter went missing when hundreds of people helped with the search effort. Smith said that 15 months after her daughter’s death people are still leaving messages on MySpace saying how much they miss the teen, who was also a student at Clements.
“Ashton was loved by so many, I lose sleep at night wondering how someone could do such a horrible thing to her. Why her? Why my baby?” Smith said.
She then concluded her remarks.
“I want you to know that as long as there is a breath in my body I will fight every appeal to make sure that you stay behind bars where you belong.”
From another article…
Mother Sue Smith demanded that McCombs look her in the eye.
“I never knew I could hate someone so much,” she said. “I lose sleep at night wondering how someone could do such a horrible thing. Why my baby?”
The worst part is my gut tells me it had no effect on the little bastard what so ever.