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Victims of crime are remembered

April 21, 2004

Albany-- We hear a lot about the rights of criminals, but what about the victims of crime? A wreath was laid on the steps of the Dougherty County Courthouse, to honor people whose lives were changed by crime.

Bells toll and Hymns play to help the grieving. Notes and ribbons to remember Tiffany Hill, who was murdered June 5th, 2003.

Hill's mother, Nettie Wilson said "She was killed by her husband in her sleep. She was shot in the back of the head."

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker said "Too often our criminal justice system just eats up victims."

Victims like Tiffany Hill, whose family takes comfort in ceremonies like this one. Her mom said "It lets me know there are people out there who care, willing to help you and be there for you when you need them the most."

Church bells tolled for crime victims at noon, letting them know they are not forgotten.

Attorney General Thurbert Baker introduced Georgia's first crime victim's bill in the state legislature ten years ago.

posted at 5:40PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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