Saturday, June 16, 2012 marks 12 years since Dustin Inman was taken from his family. Dustin is forever 16.
Dustin was a 16-year-old American boy killed by an illegal alien in a senseless traffic collision on Father's Day weekend in the year 2000. He was on his way to a weekend of fishing in the north Georgia mountains with his parents.
Dustin is one of the uncounted thousands of Americans who have needlessly lost their lives as a direct result of government in America refusing to secure American borders or enforce American immigration and employment laws.
Despite being in the United States illegally, the driver of the car that killed Dustin, Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez, was able to obtain a valid North Carolina driver's license using his Mexican birth certificate and a Mexican Matricula Consular ID card.
On June 16, 2000, a speeding vehicle driven by Harrell-Gonzalez hurdled into the rear of the Inman's car while it was stopped at a red light in Ellijay, Georgia. The accident killed Dustin and knocked out his parents Kathy and Billy Inman.
When she regained consciousness after five weeks in a coma, Kathy learned of the death of her son. She also learned that because of her injuries, she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.
Due to their injuries in the wreck, Kathy and Billy were not able to attend their only son's funeral. Today, Kathy suffers still from multiple surgeries and agony as a result of the that horrible day.
The Inman's have only a few school photos, family snapshots and a video made at Dustin's funeral by which to remember their son.
Billy Inman will tell you that he blames the government sworn to protect his family and his nation for his son’s death more than he blames the illegal alien who killed him.
Billy Inman will tell you that Dustin was a "good kid" and that he misses his "hunting buddy" every day. "I loved Dustin," says Billy softly. He talks about Dustin having been born with a cleft palate and getting him the surgery to get his son "all fixed up."
He says that he will not rest until he brings his son’s killer to justice.
He will also tell you that he "paid no attention to politics" and had never voted before he lost his son to America’s intentionally unsecured borders.
"The system really let me down," Inman said. In his search for a better life, he now votes in every election.
America's unsecured borders and illegal immigration have changed their lives forever. It can happen to any one of us.
Charged and indicted in the death of Dustin Inman, Harrell-Gonzalez is a fugitive after escaping from local police when taken to a local hospital after the crash. His whereabouts are unknown.
Like all crime, illegal immigration has consequences.
The Dustin Inman Society offers a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dustin Inman’s killer.
If you choose, contact Billy Inman through the Dustin Inman Society's contact form and we will forward your email.