Slain Teen's Family Creates Website For Teens


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones sat down for the first time with family members of a teen police said was murdered by her 15-year-old former boyfriend.

Sixteen-year-old Angel Freeman's family told Jones that they started a website in her honor. The website is called Touched by Angel.

"She was an angel. Touched a lot of people," her aunt Mary Dorner said.

Dorner said she also gets angry thinking about the violence that took Angel's life.

"It's crazy that he sat here and planned this out because he didn't want her to be with somebody else," Dorner said. Clayton County police said Kevin Kosturi shot Freeman in the chest in a fort in a wooded area near his home in Ellenwood.

"Those parents should have gotten him help a long time ago," Dorner said. Freeman's family said she broke up with him a couple of weeks before. Dorner said Kosturi threatened Freeman repeatedly before the murder.

"And she never said anything because Angel was the type she thought she could change the world," Dorner said.

Dorner is not happy that Robert Bethune only faces charges of giving a gun to a person under the age of 18 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

"That's only one to five years. Did you know that?" Dorner asked Jones.

Dorner doesn't want what happened to her niece to happen to anyone else. That's why Freeman's family decided to start the website.

"We've already patented this name, Touched By Angel. It's a site where teens who are being abused or threatened can share their troubles and let someone know what's going on. I want other kids to not be afraid to speak up and say something. I don't want her death to be in vain," Dorner explained. The site,, is expected to be up and running soon.

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