Ritchie County Mall

When a mother loses her child every other weekend to the man who abused her

Kelly Sundberg
Apr 6, 2020 · 15 min read
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aleb and I are driving from Morgantown to Parkersburg in West Virginia to see his parents. “Can we stop for a bathroom break?” I ask.

He pulls into a 7–Eleven. “Welcome to the Ritchie County Mall,” he says.