User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


55° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Victim's Mother: 'Beck Finally Got Her Justice'

October 31, 2012, 7:10 AM by Austin Hoffman

Victim's Mother: 'Beck Finally Got Her Justice'
Tina Curl

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

It's been a long 22 years for Tina Curl, the mother of Becky O'Connell. Curl let her 9-year-old daughter take a walk to the candy store in 1990.  Little did she know it was a walk her daughter would never return from.

Tuesday closed the final chapter in the case against Donald Moeller, the man who raped and killed O'Connell and Curl is glad it's all over.

"Beck finally got her justice," Curl said.

More than two decades after O'Connell was killed, Curl watched as the man responsible was put to death.

"I didn't sit, I stood as close to the glass as I could," Curl said.

On Tuesday, Curl visited the site where investigators found her daughter's body. She says O'Connell was like many children her age, full of energy and happy, but that her happiness was cut short.

"She didn't deserve what happened to her. She was right, full of life and that dirtbag took it out of her for his own sick satisfaction," Curl said.

Curl now says letting her daughter take that walk by herself to the candy store is one decision she wishes she would have never made.

"She'd be alive if I didn't let her go to that store by herself. Yeah, I hold that guilt with me," Curl said.

But now with the execution complete some 22 years after that day, Curl says she's the one who gets the final word.

"The only thing I wanted from him was to tell me what he did to Becky, how he got her. Well, I guess I get the last word after all, after Moeller," Curl said.

Curl says she has nothing against the state of South Dakota, but after this she has no plans of ever returning.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Jesus Take The Wheel

9/25/2014 10:00 PM

Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Teen Dies Two Days After Fight At School

9/28/2014 11:42 AM

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.

Full Story
Brandon Woman Seriously Hurt In I-229 Crash

9/30/2014 5:00 PM

Two people are hurt, one seriously, after a chain-reaction crash in eastern Sioux Falls involving a semi-truck and four other vehicles.

Full Story | Watch
Police: Missing Boy Shows Up At School

9/26/2014 6:39 AM

Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.  

Full Story
Emergency Crews Respond To Crash On Interstate 229

9/30/2014 11:45 AM

One woman is seriously hurt after a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 229 Tuesday morning.

Full Story


Events