Created: Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008, 5:26 PM EDT
The mother of a sailor from Georgia who was shot and killed at the U.S. Naval Base in Bahrain broke her silence Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 a year after her daughter's death.
Edited By: Leigha Baugham
LITHONIA, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) – The mother of a sailor from Georgia who was shot and killed at the U.S. Naval Base in Bahrain broke her silence Wednesday, a year after her daughter's death. Anita Gresham said Wednesday that she finally got around to unpacking her daughter's belongings, a year after her death.
Nineteen-year-old Genesia Gresham was one of two sailors who were shot to death during a non-combat incident in the military barracks in October of 2007. Gresham was killed along with 20-year-old Anamarie Camacho of Panama City, Florida. Both women held the Master-At-Arms rating and were assigned to U.S. Naval support activity in Bahrain.
Navy officials said the suspect in the shooting, Clarence Jackson, remains in active duty as is stationed in Illinois.
Anita Gresham said her daughter had filed a restraining order against Jackson four months before she was killed. The sailor's mother said her daughter was scheduled to return to the U.S. just one day after her death.
Navy officials said they were sorry for Mrs. Gresham's loss. The incident remains under investigation.
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