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"Every day is emotional for me" says murder victim's mother

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Janie Haynie describes losing her son in a murder that remains unsolved Janie Haynie describes losing her son in a murder that remains unsolved
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Life is not the same these days for Janie Haynie. The hurt of losing her son to murder takes over.

"Every day is emotional for me," said Haynie. "Every day. There's no day that goes by that I don't think of my son. No day. No day.

Six months ago, on February 10, Warren Nelson was shot and killed at Gable Oaks apartment complex in Columbia.

It's a tragedy Haynie relives each day. Some nights she can't sleep.

"It's been horrible," she said. "Horrible experience for a mother to go through."

Haynie is not sure why her 48-year-old son was there.

Investigators say he was shot at about 7 a.m. and it was caught on security video.

Investigators are not releasing that video. But they say it shows Warren drove into the apartment complex with an unknown passenger.

After he parked, the person pulled out a gun and shot Warren several times in the back.

"There's no reason why he should have been shot," said Columbia Police Sgt. William Pegram. "He did nothing that we could see that was wrong."

Sgt. Pegram said the motive behind the shooting is not clear.  There were no signs of a robbery or a fight.

On top of that, Pegram said Warren's murder has been the most difficult case to solve this year.

"This one is aggravating," he said. "We have people come forward on cases. No one has come forward on this case."

Nelson's sister is desperate for answers.

"Someone has to know something," said Carmen Glenn. "No matter how small. You may not think it matters but it does. It matters to me."

And it matters to his mother, who is wondering every day how it happened.

"If I could only know why," said Haynie. "Maybe I could heal if I knew why. I don't know why. I know nothing."

If you know anything that can help police solve Nelson's murder, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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