Adrian Jenkins III was murdered in December of 2002. (Source: WALB)
Tamra Jenkins spoke to folks at Albany Technical College on Friday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
On Friday, a mother opened up about the murder of her son, in hopes to bring an end to violence in the Albany community.
Tamra Jenkins' 18-year-old son, Adrian Jenkins III, was killed back in 2002.
He was stabbed to death while at a party at the Radium Country Club two days before Christmas.
Jenkins spoke to students and members of the community Friday at Albany Technical College.
She said she wants young kids to understand the after-effects of their actions.
She said violence is not the answer.
For someone's anger 14 years ago, her family and the killer's family are still suffering.
"It's not as easy as it looks. I might be standing here looking like I have it all together, said Jenkins. "But what I've learned to do is to put it in a safe place and to join those other families and speak out against the violence. The unnecessary violence."
Jenkins has spoken in front of church groups before.
She said she hopes she reached a younger generation by talking to college students.