One Case Shows How Time Can Affect Pursuit of Justice

Christine Greer remembers spending afternoons playing in the West Texas sandhills with her grandmother, who would slide down the hills for hours despite the persistent aching in her arthritis-ridden hands.

“She wasn’t the typical, tender, bake-you-cookies, that kind of thing, but she was a tough old broad,” Greer, now 44, said of her grandmother, Iona Dikes.

Greer also remembers the day nearly 30 years ago when her family drove from Monahans to El Paso for the funerals of her great-grandmother, Julia Fleenor, 82, and Dikes, 62. The two had been tortured and strangled, and the home they were in ...

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