Father of domestic homicide victim wants others to learn from his loss
Posted November 11, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — The father of a 22-year-old woman who police say was killed by her boyfriend last week had some advice for those in negative and violent relationships.
Steve Puryear was among dozens who gathered in Fuquay-Varina’s South Park Tuesday night to remember Britny Jordan Puryear, who was killed Nov. 6 after she was shot in the head. Her boyfriend, Logan Connail McLean, was arrested and charged with killing her, then getting rid of the gun.
Neighbors said the couple, who have a 4-month-old son together, were very sweet but argued frequently.
Those who gathered Tuesday remembered Puryear as a friendly person.
"She was crazy, happy, bubbly. She loved everybody," said Kayla Perkinson, who organized the event. "A lot of us, especially since this happened, have wondered, what if I called her one last time?"
Steve Puryear talked about his daughter in front of a sea of candles.
“Britny was the sweetest little girl growing up,” he said. “She liked to sing a dance and have fun. She was such a beautiful young lady and she had a heart of gold. She was the sweetest and most loving person I have ever known."
Puryear said his daughter felt alone during the last moments of her life. He had some advice for those in negative relationships.
"If your boyfriend is isolating you from your family and your friends, leave him," he said. "If he hits you or hurts you, leave him immediately. He does not love you. Leave him before it is too late. Tell a parent, tell the police. Now our hearts are broken and filled with sadness and anger. Our days and nights are filled with tears."