National Crime Victims’ Rights Week gives solace to those left behind
POSTED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 4:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Victims of crime took part in a ceremony recognizing them earlier today as a part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
The event in Baton Rouge was put on by the District Attorney's Office. Hillar Moore, along with local law enforcement leaders, took time to remind victims they aren't forgotten in the middle of all of the legal proceedings.
Relatives of crime victims we spoke with say events like these are crucial to their own grieving and recovery process.
“It does help you know that the people you've lost and remembered and count,” Susan Colvin, lost a relative to crime, explained.
“So often they are lost in all the motions, hearings, and all that we want is justice,” Desiree Pedescleaux, added. “It’s these kinds of activities that gives strength to the victims of crime.”
The two people in today's ceremony were daughters of victims killed by Trucko Stampley. Stampley was sentenced to four life sentences for those killings.