Henderson family reacts to arrest in murder case

"My closure is about to come. I'm looking for closure and I'm going to find it. God said forgive but you don't have to forget," Louise Henderson said.

For more than two years, Henderson says she wanted one thing: to find out who shot and killed her son Michael in front of his Rocky Creek Road apartment and why.

"I just want to know why he killed my son. I've got my grand babies and I can't even explain to them what happened to their father," she said.

December 11th, Macon police arrested 27-year-old Gregory Duane Londy for the November 2011 murder of Michael Henderson.

It was Londy's 19th arrest since 2005. According to the records we pulled, most of those were for thefts and other non-violent crimes.

"And I wondered why does he get out every time he gets arrested? Out of 19 times he was arrested they never got closure, but this time they got him and I pray to God that they keep him," Henderson said.

Captain Jimmy Barbee says investigators worked diligently to solve the murder...despite its classification as a cold case.

"But the investigators didn't want to put it on the shelf and if they had something to do they would do it. When they found something to do, they would do it and...I'm very proud of them ," Barbee said.

Michael Henderson would have been 41 Monday.

Louise says another birthday without him will be hard, but bearable with the news of this week's arrest.

"So, I'm filled with joy, and I just want to close this out and I can rest at night now, I couldn't rest," she said. "I couldn't sleep, but now I can rest."


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