A woman from Bucks County continues to keep her son’s memory alive, even as developments emerge regarding the national tragedy. Hadas Kuznits wrote about the family at KYW Newsradio.
Judi Reiss, a Lower Makefield resident, lost her son, Joshua, at the age of 23 on Sept. 11, 2001. He was one of 18 Bucks County residents to die in the attack, 10 of which were from his area of Lower Makefield.
Now, almost 22 years after the attack on the country, the Pentagon and the FBI have informed the families of the victims that a potential plea deal would see the accused planners of the attacks not face the death penalty.
While Reiss and her family are not happy about the potential deal, she remains conflicted.
“I just don’t want to lower myself to their level,” she said. “I just don’t. … I’m not there.”
Like many other families personally affected by the attack, these recent developments bring up old wounds and leave many wondering how they feel after two decades.
“If we don’t accept this deal, how many years more is this trial going to continue? It has to end somewhere.”
Read more about Reiss and the recent developments at KYW Newsradio.