Dawson family relatives re-live the horror after news of Baltimore firebombing
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- "It just brought back memories. I said oh, no ! not again!"
Nikki Blackburn expressed the wave of emotions she felt when she heard another Baltimore family home had been firebombed.
Blackburn keeps the photos of her cousins, the Dawsons, hanging in the bedroom. She says it's a constant reminder of the evil that exists.
In 2002, Angela Dawson, along with her husband and five children were killed when their home was firebombed by a drug dealer. According to investigators, Darrell Brooks did it in retaliation against Angela Dawson who had reported him to police. Brooks is serving life in prison without parole.
But Blackburn says the punishment is not enough.
"Actually wish he was dead so his family could feel the pain we went through and still go through," Blackburn said.
Blackburn explains her anger towards people who would firebomb a family home.
"I consider them evil monsters and they need to be in Hell with the devil cause that's what they are," Blackburn said. "Devils. "
The Dawson Safe Haven for Children, Youth & Families now stands where the Dawson home once stood.
The community center is designed to make the neighborhood safer and more positive, offering outreach programs for the residents.
The suspect in the fatal firebombing over the weekend turned himself into police on Monday afternoon.