The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Cops, courts and fires

April 15, 2014

Mother of victim: Son was my hero

Expecting father reached out to protect wife, unborn child


“The church has been fantastic. Rebecca doesn’t like being alone right now, so some ladies from the church have been keeping her company,” Keefe said. “For us, it’s been tough. We’re holding up pretty well. The Lord has been gracious in sustaining us. Most of our time has been spent at the hospitals the last seven days, and we’re really tired.”

But Keefe said he was blessed to be able to hold his new granddaughter. Last week, he read some books to the infant as she recovered at Riley Hospital for Children. He said he was reminded of the time his daughter was newly born as he held Autumn Marie, whom he described as having her father’s nose and ears and her mother’s eyes in facial features.

“I just kept thinking about how precious that little life was in my hands,” Keefe said.


Like Jack Molitor on Facebook and follow him @aggiejack4 on Twitter, or call 640-4883.


How to help To donate to the Sperry family: • Visit and click on Give Now. • Send a check payable to Edgewood Baptist Church, 3743 Nichol Ave., Anderson, IN 46011, and reference Rebecca and Autumn Sperry. More than $19,000 has been raised to help the Sperry family with expenses. Friends have set a goal amount of $25,000.

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