Exclusive: Family of Fort Deposit murder/arson victim speaks out

Published: Apr. 11, 2012 at 7:13 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM CDT
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"It was horrible and it still is when I think about it," Fort Deposit resident Juanita Seawright said.  

Seawright says it's been almost three years and it's still difficult to talk about the murder and arson that happened inside the family trailer in Fort Deposit.

"The whole house, he tried to set all of us on fire," Seawright said.

She's referring to 39-year-old Alfonso Green, who police named a suspect. Seawright says Green killed her and set her body on fire inside the trailer.

"She was already dead and then her body was wet down with gas," Seawright said.

Samantha's mother, along with eight other relatives were inside when it happened.

"I saw her dead, blood running out of both nostrils," Seawright said.

Samantha's sister Ernestine says Green was married and Samantha was his girlfriend who 8.5 months pregnant with his son.

"And that's how I know Alfonso did that to my sister because she was pregnant for him," Ernestine Seawright said.

Police have already charged him with three counts of capital murder relating to the Willie Patterson's case, the Hayneville man who went missing in December. Now the Seawright family is looking for closure.

"I will be glad whenever she get some justice for what he did to her because my sister was good to everybody," Ernestine Seawright said.

The ash remains of her daughter and unborn grandson are in boxes close to the mother's bed and forever in her heart.

Fort Deposit police chief Brandon Thomas did agree to an on-camera interview but after unreturned phone calls today, that interview did not take place. We're told he was in a long meeting with the district attorney as this is still an ongoing investigation.

Police did confirm green is still being held at the Lowndes County John Hulett Detention facility with no bond.

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