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Kali Poulton's Parents Speak Out About Mark Christie

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Rochester: Kali Poulton's Parents Speak Out About Mark Christie
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Kali Poulton would have turned 21 years old next month if she were alive today. Both Kali's mother and father were in court for Christie's arraignment and say it felt much like it did 15 years ago for the Poulton family.

"A little rattled," David Poulton, Kali's father said. Poulton and Judy Tosh, Kali's mother, did their best to hold it together as Mark Christie, the man who murdered their daughter entered the court room.

"He shows no emotion. He shows no signs of remorse, he is just like unfeeling about anything that has happened," Tosh said.

Christie is serving a life sentence for the 1994 murder of Kali Poulton. Now he's accused of a killing that predates Kali's death by six years.

"Mark Christie said he did this crime. Then, six years later he murdered my daughter. This could have been prevented if things were done properly back in 1988," Poulton said.

Poulton is still angry with the entire justice system for convicting the wrong man. Tosh is not.

"We can't change what happened and have to accept what happened and move forward with our lives. I don't have that 'what if' kind-of-thing. I won't do that to ourselves," Tosh said.

Poulton thinks about his daughter everyday.

"I always wonder what she would look like today," Poulton said.

He says it's too difficult to visit Kali's grave.

"Kali will be in my heart and she will always be. But all you have to do is look in the mirror and she's on daddy's shoulder, looking out for me," Poulton said, pointing to a tattoo on his shoulder.

While Kali's parents still mourn their daughter, their thoughts are with the family of Viola Manville. They hope a second conviction will give both families closure.

"I think he's where he needs to be. He needs t o be incarcerated. He needs to be caged like an animal; like he kind of is," Tosh said.

"Look over your shoulder when your in the court room because I will be there. I'll be here at every proceeding," Poulton said.

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