Murder Victim's Sister Speaks Out


The night her brother was killed, June 23, 2013, is a night Sherry Johnson will never forget

It's a night, she says, should have never happened. 

"If they would have had her in jail from the last time, Henry would still be alive," said Sherry.

Breanna Simpson stabbed Henry Perkins Jr. in the back with a kitchen knife last September during a domestic dispute.

She was sentenced to probation, community service and a $250 fine.

The two had been together for about two years.

But after the 2012 stabbing, Sherry says her brother and Simpson split up. 

However, a month ago, Henry decided to give Simpson another chance.

Sherry says Henry was that type of man.
"I don't know a single person that ever met him and didn't like him. He was just super easy going, super chill, never angry," said Sherry.

We reached out to Perkins's family and they wanted to talk about Henry to keep his memory alive and make sure Breanna Simpson is convicted and punished for her alleged crimes.

"I hope she gets what she deserves, I hope she gets life in prison and that she has to pay for what she took from us. My brother was an amazing person. And out of anyone in the world, he did not deserve this," said Sherry.

Simpson will be in front of a grand jury in the near future, after waiving a preliminary hearing. 

As for the future of the Perkins family, Sherry says she doesn't know. 

"We were so close, I can't imagine what the future's going to be like without him," she said.

See our earlier report

Due to a technical error, this story is dated July 8, 2013. It was actually published on July 1, 2013.
Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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