Yesterday, State Assembly candidate Edward Gibbs talked about his past as an ex-offender, and its impact on his current political campaign. Gibbs spent 5-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of Otis Frasier. Despite this, Gibbs maintained that his criminal record wasn't a detriment to his political ambitions, and that voters would sympathize with his rehabilitation narrative. The family of Frasier disagrees though; Frasier's sister, Janice Murrell of the Bronx, told the Daily News, "It's not a badge of honor. You killed someone." Frasier's 71-year-old mother, Ola Williams, said it hurt to see Gibbs in her building tacking up campaign posters. "He used to eat at my table. He stayed overnight. He would call me Ma. But he never apologized." Gibbs told the News that he has tried to tell Williams that he was sorry. "I'm hurtin' like she's hurtin,'" he said.
Family To Ex-Con Assembly Candidate: Are You Kidding?
Recent in News
Featured in News
If finalized, the maps could lead to high-profile primaries among veteran lawmakers.
Read More In: