Family still struggling with Ann Harrison's murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ann Harrison's killers have been on death row for two decades while her family still struggles with her murder. In less than a month, it will be 25 years since two men kidnapped, raped and murdered the 15-year-old  on March 22, 1989.

"Ann was a very loving, caring, innocent young girl. She loved her sports, she loved her music, most of all she loved her family," her uncle Paul Harrison said.

With the killers still making headlines, the hurt is still there for the family.

"It just brings back a lot of bad memories. It's also justice being served," Paul said.

Michael Taylor and Roderick Nunley remain on death row. Taylor's execution is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Both men have escaped the death penalty twice, Taylor in 2006 and Nunley in 2010. Because of that, the family is skeptical of the system, but still hopeful for justice for Ann.

"You wonder sometimes, you question the criminal justice system. Her future was robbed from her by criminals who have since been judged by their peers, sentenced and justice should be served," Paul said.

One way the family keeps Ann's memory alive is by hosting the annual softball tournament in her name every year.

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