Baldwin Mom Trying to Get to Tampa for Murder Trial

Baldwin Mom Trying to Get to Tampa for Murder Trial

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SILVERHILL, Alabama -

While it may look like your average yard sale, among the furniture,knick-knacks and toys, there's a purpose. 

"I just have to shut my life down for this murder trial and that's just, it's overwhelming," says Cindy Warren, mother of slain police officer David Curtis.

It was June of 2010, a traffic stop in Tampa and then gunfire. Officer Curtis and his partner Jeffrey Kocab were killed. 27 year old Dontae Morris charged with the murders.

"I keep putting one foot in front of the other," says Warren. "I just go through the day doing what I'm suppose to be doing and at night I'm a Mom and I do what Mom's do when they don't have their son."

Morris' trial starts next month. Warren is trying to raise enough money to pay for a month long stay she hopes will end with justice for her son. "I've had people that didn't buy anything and just put money in the jar. I've had people just come by and bring money cause they saw it on the news."

When David's name was placed on the police memorial in Washington, D.C., Cindy did something similar to this to raise money. At that time they raised about 11 thousand dollar but this she says is the biggie.

"I'm trying to get enough to cover my bills and my expenses while I'm gone and if I raise 2 or 3 thousand dollars you know, God's blessing me, I'm good.

So far, the response has been good. Suzanne Hicks drove all the way from Monroeville just to help out. "I just admire her strength for this and I would be like her. I would have to be right there if I could."

David, Cindy says, would be embarrassed by it all but would understand, a mother will do what she has to to be there for her child.

The benefit yard sale continues tomorrow in Silverhill behind Silverhill Storage Plus, on Highway 104. There is also a post office box set up to take direct donations. The address is P.O. Box 1947, Daphne, AL 36526.

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