Nine Years Later: Families Waiting for Answers in Prom Night Murders


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Nine years ago, four teens were shot and killed, just hours after celebrating prom night in Huntington.

Thursday is the anniversary of that shooting, and their families are still waiting for answers.

"You watch them walk down the sidewalk, and then two days later you're burying them, something ain't right about that," said Subrina Gebhardt.

Nine years after losing her daughter Megan, in gunfire, Subrina Gebhardt is still waiting for answers. "We don't have anymore clue than we did before," Gebhardt said.

Megan Poston, Michael Dillon, Eddrick Clark and Donte Ward were all shot and killed on Huntington High's prom night in 2005.

"The pictures I have of her smiling in her dress, eight hours before she was killed, was not the girl smiling, had she known what was going to happen to her," said Gebhardt.

The shooting happened at a home on Charleston Avenue, now known as the Hope House for troubled teens.

Four crosses still sit outside to remember that night.

"They were at the wrong place, wrong time, wrong reason," said Gebhardt.

Huntington Police said they are still working the case. The woman police believe ordered the shooting, Bunny Holmes, is already behind bars on a life sentence, after she was found guilty of murdering a young Huntington woman in 2008.

She denied those claims and still won't talk, as she serves a life sentence for another murder conviction.

"We want the same thing, we want to know what happened to our children," said Gebhardt.

But that doesn't make this anniversary any easier.

"If it was your child and they were killed and murdered, wouldn't you want to know who did it, somebody knows," Gebhardt said.

Megan's mother hopes that person will come forward soon.

Gebhardt said she visited the home on Charleston Avenue early Thursday, to lay down flowers and remember the four teens.

She hopes bringing this story to light again will mean a break in the case.


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