In 1970, Nancy Morgan, a VISTA worker in Madison County, was found raped and murdered and left off the side of a road. Sheriff E.Y. Ponder promised to solve the crime. He prosecuted Morgan's colleague, who was acquitted. Author Mark Pinsky has written a book that culminates 15 years of research and that reveals the role of a Hot Springs man, who confessed to Pinsky; and of local law enforcement. The article, published in the Citizen-Times, Wed., May 27, has generated some responses, including one reader who asks, "Why dig up the past?"
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The murder took place around the time the movie, "Deliverance," came out, and outsiders' fear of mountain people was present. It's significant to know that the crime was probably an instance of individual lawlessness, not cultural behavior, and it's important to know how such lawlessness develops so that it can be prevented. Plus, people still hurt from the crime. It is possible to have resolutions. What do you think?