The Douglas Enterprise
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Family of Late Doris Worrell
DOUGLAS — The family of slain
Coffee County educator, Doris Worrell held a press conference on the
steps of the Coffee County Courthouse on Friday, June 13, and announced
that they were offering an additional $20,000 reward for information
leading to the arrest and conviction of "all those involved in the
heinous crime." The Spillers Family also erected a billboard on
Highway 441 South at the Douglas city limits in hopes of receiving new,
Leann Tuggle, the late
Doris Worrell's sister, began on Friday stating,
“On September 20, 2006, Doris Spillers Worrell
was brutally murdered at Jon's Sports Park in Douglas, Georgia.
Doris was my little sister. She was also a daughter, a wife, a mother,
a cousin, a friend- who was suddenly taken from this world in which she
tried so hard to make a difference. The Spillers family is offering a
$20,000 reward in addition to the $5,000 issued by Governor Perdue. The
total amount of the reward is now $25,000. The money will be given for
information leading to the arrest and conviction of all those involved
in this heinous crime. In addition, we have placed a billboard on
Highway 441 South in Douglas in hopes that it will spark someone to come
forward with additional information that will lead to the truth.
We truly believe that
there are others out there who know what happened to Doris. We plead
with you to come forth with answers so that we can have closure in
Following the press
conference, Tuggle stated that the past two years had been "very tough"
for her family, and that "good is going to win out over evil" when it
comes to this case.
Rodriguez, age 39, and Brandon Eugene Cage, age 20, both of Douglas,
were both arrested in mid-March and charged with conspiracy to commit
murder in the shooting death of Worrell. Both men have since been
released after posting $10,000 bond each.