ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A mom solely spoke to NEWS10 ABC by way of tears about her daughter.
Her daughter Shelby Countermine was murdered by Ted Mero. Her crushed physique was present in Might 2015 by a jogger alongside an entry pathway owned by the Albany Metropolis Water Division the place Mero had been working earlier than Shelby’s disappearance.
“I want you had an opportunity to satisfy my Shelby since you would have seen what she was meant to be, my god. She was a lot extra. She was worthy and delightful, and she or he was mine. She was my child that I couldn’t wait to have.”
Lori Dean remembering her daughter Shelby following Mero’s sentencing.
“She was a light-weight and that’s how I would like individuals to think about her. We miss her, and we missed her day by day whereas she was lacking. We nonetheless miss her very a lot.”
Dean is grateful for everybody who was concerned in bringing Mero to justice.
“They by no means gave up on Shelby. And she or he deserved it. She deserved for them to battle for her.”
And for displaying her there are nonetheless good individuals on the planet.
“The evil that Ted Mero is on this earth, the presence that he’s, the goodness that I discovered with the lads on this room and the ladies on this room trumped it, and that’s what I’m going to remove from this.”
She is grateful that Mero is off the streets, unable to harm anybody once more.
“I’ll by no means be the identical. However I’m grateful for at present.”
She touched on her worry for anybody who has a toddler battling habit like she says her daughter did.
“One time that we decided or she selected a path that led her to the subsequent door and the subsequent door that opened up the world the place Ted Mero was stalking individuals.”
Saying none of that made Shelby a lesser individual.
“I simply couldn’t let that occur. It doesn’t matter what, that wasn’t going to be the ultimate ending to this.”
Understanding Shelby was by her aspect each minute of the day.
“I had a dream about Shelby final night time. She was waving to me with an enormous smile. She knew what right now was and she or he was with me.”