Local author Genie Massey will sign copies of her new book, Murdered Without Cause, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library, 200 E. Eighth Ave., at the civic center.


“Murdered Without Cause” is a true crime story regarding the murder of Massey’s aunt, Tresia Jester, at the hands of an armed gang at a filling station in Pine Bluff on March 21, 1992, according to a news release.


A Little Rock resident and two companions attempted to steal a BMW from Jester, who was parked by a pay telephone at a service station, according to the release.


“The book was written to educate and support survivors of victims of homicide and domestic violence who are devastated with grief from losing a loved one,” according to the release. “Her book shares the ripple effects and impacts that Massey and her family endured following the death of her aunt.”