By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
An interview with family members after an unexpected death is probably the toughest assignment in all of journalism.
No one wants to be part of that interview – on either side. There are no good questions and no relief that you can provide to anyone grieving. This is particularly true when the interview subjects are the parents of a dead child.
With that in mind, the trip last January to interview Tim and Chris Lewis, the parents of Andrew Lewis, was not something that I particularly looked forward to doing. I wanted to know the story – to get some understanding of what led to Andrew Lewis’ death and why it was still, a week later, being deemed a “death investigation,” instead of a murder, by MPD – but I wasn’t thrilled about having to ask a bunch of questions to grieving parents and ask them to relive it all again.