Family pleads for killer to turn himself in


by Brittany Gonzalez

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Updated Saturday, May 26 at 11:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A family in mourning is pleading for the community's help to catch the man accused of killing their loved one.

Family members released balloons Saturday in honor of Antonio Spaulding, who was shot to death one year ago in May on South 13th Street.

His accused killer, Dashad Ewbanks, remains on the loose. Ewbanks has already been indicted in Spaulding’s murder, but has eluded law enforcement.

“Somebody knows something,"  said Spaulding’s sister, Angelique Williams.  "It’s not like he's a magic ghost. Somebody sees him. Just turn him in.”

Williams said knowing her brother’s killer is still on the loose is heartbreaking for her entire family.

“I lost my brother. It hurts. It really hurts, and I don’t want to see nobody else go through that because of him. They need to catch him. Turn yourself in,” said Williams.

Family members describe Spaulding as goofy.

"Who wouldn't get along with him? If you couldn't get along with my brother, something's wrong with you. You got problems," said Williams.

With the anniversary of his death approaching, Spaulding’s family is hoping for justice and closure.

“We cry every day. We talk to his grave like we trying to do everything to keep his memory alive. We will never let it die, but it really hurts,” said Williams.

Spaulding leaves behind a son and daughter.

Anyone with information on Ewbanks whereabouts is asked to call 574-LMPD.