Sheriff Cole leaned forward and put his hand on the old woman's shoulder. She didn't take her eyes off the girl, but spoke slowly
"Sheriff Cole, you get the man who did this to my little girl. You get him and you bring him here, to me-" she took a deep, stuttering, breath in "and you tell him, you tell him to tell me why he did this to a young girl. You tell him to explain to me. You tell him to explain, explain good."
The grandmother's hand left her grandchild's hand, and gripped the Sheriff's hand tightly.