Interview: Linda White, ‘Meeting With a Killer: One Family’s Journey’

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The recent death of University of Vermont student Michelle Gardner-Quinn sent shock waves throughout the state. People who knew the 21-year-old woman, and even many who didn’t, expressed emotions ranging from
sorrow to outrage when it became clear she was murdered.

But few can even begin to understand the true measure of grief felt by
Gardner-Quinn’s family, her parents and siblings.

One person who can, perhaps, is Linda White. She is the woman featured in
the new documentary “Meeting With a Killer: One Family’s Journey”, and she’ll tell her story as the film screens in Vermont as part of National Community Justice Week, which starts Sunday.

Linda White works in the Philosophy and Psychology Department at Sam Houston University in Texas. In 1986, her 26-year old daughter Cathy was abducted, raped, and murdered. She spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about the film.

Note: “Meeting the Killer: One Family’s Journey” will screen November 16 at the Barre Opera House at 7pm. It is free and open to the public.

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