"We lost his body this first time, and the second time we lost his soul"

In the aftermath of their son’s murder, Mary Rich said they were working on “celebrating his life” and “moving forward” when what she describes as an “explosion of hell” arose with the since-retracted story.

“Your son is murdered again, and this time it’s worse than the first time,” she said. “We lost his body this first time, and the second time we lost his soul. They took more from us with the lies.

“We want our son’s life, and his soul restored,” Mary Rich added. “And I want our life back, so we can move forward again.”