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On Your Side: Mom makes sure store can no longer sell alcohol to minors

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The Corner Store in Brookwood. Source: WBRC video The Corner Store in Brookwood. Source: WBRC video
The store's liquor license has been suspended until next year. Source: WBRC video The store's liquor license has been suspended until next year. Source: WBRC video
Monica Gamble. Source: WBRC video Monica Gamble. Source: WBRC video
Kendal Gamble. Source: WBRC video Kendal Gamble. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A mother is continuing her fight to make sure a local store doesn't sell alcohol to minors after her son was killed by a minor who allegedly bought alcohol from that store.

"I don't want another mother to go through this," said Monica Gamble. She said the Corner Store in Brookwood sold alcohol to her youngest son when he was 16. This called for some tough love.

"I took Kelton to the ABC Board. I made him tell them where he got it from and how many times. The ABC board took him to the store. They sold alcohol to my son and did not ask for ID with the ABC board sitting in the parking lot," Gamble said.

The next year, the unthinkable happened to her oldest son Kendal.

An ABC board hearing revealed Kendal was killed after the driver, who was underage, bought alcohol from the same place Monica had been complaining about for months.

"I didn't just go to the police and forget it. I went to the FBI, wrote our Attorney General, I've written our senators. I went to the ABC Board," said Gamble.

According to ABC Board records, a representative for Karim LLC, the owner of The Corner Store, has plead guilty eight times for selling alcohol and tobacco to minors.

After calls to the store were not returned, FOX6 News stopped by to get some answers. A person at the store not only wanted us to leave, but she tried to take our camera at one point.

In July 2014, the ABC Board Hearing Commission suspended the Corner Store's liquor license from July 22, 2014 to July 21, 2015, according to Alabama ABC Board Government Relations Manager Dean Argo.

In the meantime, a sign must be posted on the door and an agent will check throughout the year to make sure no alcohol is on the property.

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