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Vigil honors mother of four

Sandra Robinson, murder victim Sandra Robinson, murder victim
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -  A mother of four was murdered in Douglas a year ago, and her killer has not been caught.

Friday night Sandra Robinson's family invited the families of victims of other unsolved crimes to a vigil to remember their loss and pray for justice.

A year later the emotional scar of losing a mother has yet to heal.

"I was expecting her to come home that Wednesday afternoon I didn't know Wednesday morning was going to be my last time seeing her," said Trakeveon Robinson, Sandra Robinson's son.

Robinson was murdered in the Pre-paid store where she worked on South Madison St., the community gathered in front of the business praying for answers.

"This lady was the sister of a pastor, a well known family in the community of approximately 10,000 someone needs to step up and start talking," said Rev. Rudy Porter.

The candles are also for other murder victims whose killers have not been caught.

"A little over 13 years and there has still been nothing done, no one knows anything or saw anything," said Betty Odom.

Odom's daughter was an innocent bystander at a party.

"When this happened to this young lady it made those emotions come right back," said Odom.

Those emotions are now shared by the family of Sandra Robinson.

"We don't understand why they would do something like that to our mom," said Trakeveon Robinson.

This community is speaking out in hopes someone will talk.

"Someone knows who did this and we want someone to open up and tell someone," said Larry Nesmith, Coffee Co. NAACP.

"What has happened to our society where criminals can murder people and just run free," said Porter.

At the vigil they pledged they will not forget the unsolved cases, and keep pushing for police to find Sandra Robinson's killer.

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