Valdosta observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

| April 12, 2016
source: WCTV

source: WCTV

VALDOSTA – The families and friends of crime victims gathered at Valdosta City Hall on Monday in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Nine local crime victims who lost their lives were honored during a special candle light ceremony.

Sharonda James was one of the victims remembered during the event. James was shot and killed in 2014. Her estranged husband has been charged with her murder. She died the day before her son’s fourth birthday.

Her oldest daughter, Larisse, said she lost her mother and “her best friend.”

District Attorney David Miller said it is important to remember victims during criminal proceedings because so much attention is paid to the offenders.

National Crime Victims Rights Week will be observed in Thomasville on Tuesday.

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