December 7, 2011 12:00 AM

James Hart | Murder victim conquered addiction, helped others do same

How Loretta Petty died isn’t the most important part of her life’s story. Kansas City police found the bodies of Petty and her goddaughter, 16-year-old Deja Davis, inside Petty’s home after her husband, Jerry, died in a shootout on Thanksgiving night with police, who think he was responsible for the deaths.

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