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A North Nashville family keeps their father's memory alive, one year after he was murdered.
Ed Wisdom Jr. was shot to death one year ago, and the crime is still unsolved.
Now there's a new tribute and a hope for answers.
You can always count on good food and a family atmosphere at Swett's Restaurant.
It's one reason Ed Wisdom considered it a second home.
"And he would come here almost every day or every other day," says Wisdom's son Ed Wisdom III.
Ed Wisdom III sits in the same booth his father used for decades.
The booth now honors his dad's memory with a plaque on the wall.
"But to be able to look up there at the plaque and see his smile, it'll bring back a lot of memories," says Wisdom III.
One year ago, the 71 year old retired TSU employee was killed in front of his North Nashville home on Moorewood Drive.
Since then, his family started a foundation to help others, and now there's a new tribute at his favorite restaurant.
"Where we're going to put it is right there where he sat everyday, in that spot, that will be Mr. Wisdom's corner," says Swett's owner David Swett.
Even though it has been a year since Ed Wisdom's body was found on his front porch, the crime remains unsolved. That's why this plaque is also an important reminder.
Those who knew Wisdom hope the plaque keeps the case fresh on peoples' minds. David Swett says his customer was also a close friend.
"I was so upset, it was like I lost my brother, cause he was that kind of guy," says Swett.
Meanwhile Ed Wisdom's picture will hang in one of his favorite spots. It's a comfort to his family, and all those who knew him.
"And all you can give them is hope that one day it will be solved," says family friend Phyllis Morrow.
"Continue to tell his story to hopefully instill some more empathy in the community," says Ed Wisdom III.
Wisdom's family believes police are getting closer to solving this case.
The big problem is finding witnesses who aren't afraid to testify in open court.
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Monday, October 29 2012, 12:17 AM CDT
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Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
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Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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