In Memory of


September 15, 1957 - December 3, 1993

Kenneth L. Claggett was arrested for Nelson's murder Friday morning, May 4, 2007

He pled guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter on November 27, 2007.

He was released immediately following the hearing after having served a 223 day sentence.

Link to Washington Post Article

Washington Post Comments

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Who He Was

Justice Overdue

A Mother's Grief

Bill's Letter

Trish's Letters

Floyd's Poem

Cindy's Poem

Cindy's Letter


Fast Cars, Bikes

Photos as a Child

Photos as an Adult

Photos w/Chance

More w/Chance

More Photos

Nelson's Harley



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His Heart was Warm and Kind.


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You gave yourself so freely,
Your heart was warm and kind.
Those who knew you had to love you,
For you were just that kind.

A swell and wonderful human being
Whose smile could make a smile,
And if there was turmoil inside,
You couldn't guess it by a mile.

You searched for love and serenity,
And only wanted peace.
But God knew really
How to make your searching cease.

Have pleasant dreams, Nelson,
And in our hearts we'll keep
All the pleasant memories of you
Before you were slain in your sleep

By Floyd M.

                        Read by Floyd M. at Nelson's memorial service.