Gardner guilty of murder, with special circumstances
Kristina Teaff, left, and Heather Pinkston-McCants, niece of murder victim Leslie Pinkston, are emotional Thursday after William Gardner III was convicted of first-degree murder, with special circumstances. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
WOODLAND — After Vicki Leverett's husband died, Leslie Pinkston would visit her two or three times a week, her young daughter Calie in tow.
Over Leverett's home-cooked meals, "we would talk about food, mainly, and she would come get me to go shopping with her so I wouldn't feel sad. She didn't want me sad," said Leverett, whose daughter Valerie Duffy grew up with Pinkston. The women even discussed moving to Georgia together one day, because "she liked the south."
Leverett's story of Pinkston's friendship was one of many ... Continue Reading