Family Receives Heartbreaking Letter From Son 14 Years After His Tragic Murder
Aaron Vickers has been dead for over a decade. But his mother says she felt closer to him then ever after her family received a special gift.
Deanetta Vickers told CBS Sacramento,
I've never felt his presence like that in the past 14 years, but I felt like he was just sitting right next to the side of me as she was reading this letter.
The "she" Vickers is referring to is Aaron's sister, Tyra: the main recipient of a letter written 16 years ago by her brother.
Back in 2000, Aaron wrote the letter to his older self as part of an assignment during his freshman year at Plaza Robles High School in California.
His teacher, Daryl Hutchins, promised to send it back to Aaron after a decade. But when the time came to send it back, Hutchins learned that Aaron had fallen victim to a drive-by shooting in Compton two years after he wrote the note.
So, Hutchins reached out to Tyra on Facebook.
Her apparent reaction? Thrill.
The days waiting for the letter, the anticipation was so high. We were wondering, what did the letter say? You know, I hope it's not like a one-liner.
Tyra's hope that Aaron would avoid brevity was fulfilled. The letter was not short at all.
In fact, it actually turned out to be a four-page essay, and it tossed out a few spot-on predictions for the political future.
Tyra told CBS Sacramento,
He mentioned in ten years, we'll probably have a black vice president. Or maybe a woman would run for president.
Aaron Vickers' killer hasn't been caught since the fatal incident in 2002. Meanwhile, Aaron's girlfriend was six weeks pregnant at the time of his death, according to Inside Edition.
Now, his son is 13 years old... just six years younger than his dad was when he tragically died.