Vigil held for violent crime victims in Gwinnett County - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Vigil held for violent crime victims in Gwinnett County

Posted: Updated:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

Gwinnett County held a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of violent crimes on Tuesday. The annual event by the Gwinnett County district attorney's office honors those killed as a result of homicide in Gwinnett County.

A bell chimed for each homicide victim who died in Gwinnett County in 2012.

Jacki Price was one of the pictures hanging on a remembrance tree.  She was killed in 2010 by her estranged husband, according to her children. Price's daughters attended the event for the third straight year.

"The first Christmas without her, we came here and we've been coming ever since. It brings us some kind of comfort to be with other people who have experienced the same loss, have gone through the same  tribulations of the court system," said Traci Mollenkopel, Price's daughter

Many families come back year after year.

Arlove Perkins-Lambert brought six of her children with her to celebrate the life of their big brother De'Andre.

"He wanted to be a music engineer and he was just struck down early," said Perkins-Lambert.

More than two years after her son's murder, Perkins-Lambert is still a regular visitor to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center because the suspect in the crime still hasn't gone to trial.

"I think about him every day but the holidays especially and to be with other people that have endured the same thing that you have -- it helps," said Perkins-Lambert.

District attorney Danny Porter attended the vigil as a guest speaker.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:20:03 GMT
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:30 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices