When Crissana was 8 years old, her father, Allen Gibson, an up-and-coming police officer, was shot to death. On April 25, 1998, in the small town of Waverly, Virginia, Gibson saw a man run into the woods and suspected a drug deal was going down, so he followed. That’s when he locked eyes with two men who shot him.
“The best thing about my dad is that he was an incredible father. We would stay up late watching our TV shows, sharing a bowl of Apple Jacks,” says Crissana. “My dad was trying to get a drug task force together to try and fight the crime on drugs.”

Two Black men, Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne, were arrested for the crime. Though they insist they did not commit this murder, and a federal jury agreed with them, the pair were sentenced to life in prison after they were found guilty of a drug charge and a judge referenced their previous guilty pleas to sentence them.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that the two men that are guilty are Terrence and Ferrone,” says Crissana. “I don’t see any point in this case being brought up again. All of the evidence was there in the beginning, and it’s there now pointing toward Terrence and Ferrone.”
In the video above, Crissana speaks out about her father’s death for the first time.
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Not Guilty of Murder But Sentenced to Life,” Crissana comes face to face with Richardson’s daughter and Claiborne’s sister. Plus, the men’s attorney, Jarett Adams, has a powerful message for Crissana. Check local listings to see where you can watch.