When photographer Sunny Jo got a call from Jeanie Ditty, she sounded like a mother in pain. Her 2-year-old daughter, Macy, had died and she wanted him to create the last picture she would ever have with her child.
He superimposed Macy into photos with her mother — a service he provides for people who want to memorialize the dead loved ones.
“I didn’t have it in my heart to charge a mother who was grieving. I really didn’t,” he said, explaining that he gave Ditty the photographs for free.
But Jo said his stomach “literally dropped” last week when he learned that Ditty was accused of killing her daughter.
Ditty and her boyfriend, Zachary Earl Keefer, have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in Macy’s death, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
Authorities said Ditty, 23, and Keefer, 32, from Spring Lake, N.C., caused “serious bodily injury” to Macy late last year. Read more