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Photo: Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19
Photo: Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Terry Turner was ringing in the new year with her granddaughter Wednesday evening when a crash at the front of her home startled her.

She was in the back bedroom of her home when three windows in the front of the house were broken by heavy rocks. Frantic, she dialed 911 and slipped out the bedroom window with her granddaughter into her back yard, fearing that people were in her home.

When Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found the scene pictured above. They discovered that rocks had been thrown through three windows and a racial slur had been spray-painted on her home.

Terry told us Thursday that she has lived at the residence for eight years. She said she has experienced people driving by and yelling the slur at her when she was in her yard, but she never thought that the racism would be escalated to this level.

Despite the display of racism and hatred, and the vandalism and destruction caused to her home, Terry said she holds no malice in her own heart.

“I don’t hate whoever did this. I just don’t understand it,” she said.

“Racism is something that’s taught. When you get two babies in a room, a black baby and a white baby in a room, they don’t know nothing about that until they’re taught,” Terry added.

No arrests have been made. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-232-0111.