Candlelight walk set for murder victim - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Candlelight walk set for murder victim

Rosie Courdle Gaskins (Source: Family) Rosie Courdle Gaskins (Source: Family)

By David Miller

Willacoochee, GA - (WALB)  Family & friends of Rosie Courdle Gaskins are inviting the public to a candlelight walk in her honor.

26-year-old Rosie Gaskins, a mother of three young children, was found dead in her car on Spring Head Church Road in Willacoochee on March 7.

A new group is also supporting the event. 'Women Who Aren't Afraid to Use Guns and Baseball Bats' is speaking out against violence against women, and is taking up the cause of the victim.

Spokeswoman Ginger Paulk tells WALB news, "We are women who want answers and justice. We are joining hands and hearts in an effort to create an awareness for those who have and continue to suffer. We are sick and tired of the way the current judicial system has and does allow the torture and murder of innocent victims."

While Rosie Gaskins is the focus of this vigil, the group wants to see more action against those who abuse women.

"We demand the capture, conviction, and punishment of those who commit these heinous crimes. We honor those who have lost their very lives to crime and we want their murderers: Doris Spillers Worrell, Tina Davis, Rosie Courdle, and Christy Dawn Myers."

The walk begins at 7:00PM Saturday at Rosie's parents' home, 147 Lowther St. in Willacoochee. They will walk down Main Street to Dollar General, to the station where Rosie worked. Participants should bring flashlights or candles.

Click HERE to see the group's Facebook page


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-19 13:58:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-19 15:06:54 GMT

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>
  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly