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Family Of Escapee's Alleged Victim Relieved By Capture

For two and a half days, the family of the man Mark Kee Brown is accused of killing waited and worried. They say they feared Brown might try to come after them.

Brown is charged with killing Larry Turner at Turner's D'Iberville home back in 2005. Police called it a botched robbery. After Brown's capture, the Turner family said they were relieved for more reasons than one.

"My son was a beautiful kid," said James Turner. "He was a hard worker."

His family says 42-year-old Larry Turner loved to help people, especially his father James. Larry worked for his father, who is a contractor, for 20 years. In July of 2005, the family got devastating news about Larry.

"My son called me from Jackson and he said, 'Daddy, I heard Larry got shot in the head.' I said, 'Oh, man. You've got to be kidding. My daughter was shot in the head 15 years ago,'" James Turner remembered.

On Sunday, word came that Mark Kee Brown, one of the men implicated in killing Larry, had managed to escape from the Harrison County jail.

Ganece Darden is Larry Turner's sister.

"Just shock. Disbelief because we knew that the trial would be coming up within the next couple of weeks, so we think we're about to get closure and then this happens," Darden said.

Larry Turner's father and sister say the family worried Brown might come after them.

"Just afraid that maybe some type of retaliation, because my nephew was set to testify against him," Darden said. "Him [Brown] escaping and not knowing what goes through a person's mind, what their thoughts are, where they could end up being."

Now that Brown ended up back in jail, the family is thankful to all the law enforcers who helped bring him in alive.

"People were calling my phone saying, 'We just past the helicopter and horses were riding and patrol cars were out.' When I got the call today that he had been captured, it's like, I just took a sigh of relief," said Darden.

James Turner said, "I said to myself. I'm glad that they brought him in the way they did. Without being shot. I think that he needs to have the time to look at his life and see how many other people he has made sorry and sad like my life and my family. I want him to be able to look at justice and serve his life with his own heart."

The Turner family says they would also like to thank all the media and everyone who gave tips and information.

by Danielle Thomas

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