21 April 2022
Kinston, N.C. — The family of a woman who was attacked by a baseball bat in North Carolina is calling for justice two years after the crime.
Nell Pittman was in the parking lot of the resturant Jessie Bell’s in Kinston when she was attacked.
“She left me so suddenly. We just all thought she was going to be okay,” said her daughter, Hernika Cannon.
Cannon said that her mother now needs severe medical treatment. She can no longer speak or walk due to her injuries.
She said her mother’s life was ripped away from her.
“We really do wish whoever did this would turn themselves in, because she deserves justice,” Cannon said.
Pittman was not robbed during the attack, which has left her family with many questions.
“Nothing was taken, just her quality of life,” she said.
“She was the support, the best mom, the best friend,” Cannon said. “She was everything and for that huge part of my life to be gone now, a part of me is missing.”
Pittman’s son-in-law, Tahron Cannon, said is has been difficult to know that Pittman’s attacker is still on the streets.
Officials with the Kinston Police Department said this case is still open.
To help raise money for Pittman’s medical care, her family is holding a walk-at-thon fundraiser and senior resource fair on April 30. Through this event, the family hopes to raise awareness for National Crime Victims’ Rights week.