"It was unreal," he said. "I had warned them and they did nothing."
Eudy said she told police in the days after Gentry's death about her conversations with Neumar. "They just didn't seem interested in what I had to say," she said.
Three years after Gentry's death, Neumar married her fifth husband. John Neumar died in October, and authorities in Georgia are investigating whether his death -- officially listed as listed as sepsis, a bacterial infection of the body's blood and tissues -- might have another cause, such as arsenic poisoning.
Gentry's brother, Al Gentry, pressured police for 22 years to re-examine the case. The case was reopened last year after the election of current Stanly County Sheriff Rick Burris.
"They have the same evidence now that they had then," Lawrence said. "What I said 22 years ago has not changed. Now it's in the jury's hands."