On March 12, 2017 Shane A. Mays (19) who is pictured here, was kidnapped at gunpoint along with his best friend, Matthew A. Leavitt (19).

The three men who committed this crime had intended to kill Matthew LeavittĀ over a rape allegation made by a woman named Kora Liles.

Shane happened to be with Matt at the time they were kidnapped. They were brought into a small house for several hours and told they were going to die.

After several hours of hell and just before sunrise, 3 innocent people were murdered.

Shane survived.

He survived because he was told if he didn’t participate he will die, too. Although he didn’t hurt or kill anyone, he was arrested when he came to the police station to report what had happened.


His story needs to be told.