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“The victims have to face the defendants that committed the crimes against them”, said Rick Mountcastle, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2 to 8, is a time to celebrate progress achieved, raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and stand with those whose lives have been forever altered by crime.
“If you are a victim of crime, we believe you have rights”. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will have deputies available to provide information and answer questions from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the Caddo Courthouse, 501 Texas Street; 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the Shreveport City Courthouse, 1244 Texas Avenue; and 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Shreve Memorial Library, 424 Texas Street.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with messages and illustrations.
In1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Victims of Crime Act, the first
Austin Schudalla pulled into his parking lot late one night and heard people screaming for help.
The screams were coming from a bloody crime scene where a baby had been stabbed to death and two other people were seriously injured.
It happened about 12:25 a.m. on July 11, 2016, at the Cambridge Landing Apartments in the 8800 block of S Drexel Boulevard. Ezekiel Veloz, 8 months old, died at the scene, and police later said she was killed by her mother, Raven Veloz, 22.
Also stabbed were Sophia Veloz, 4, and Sergio Garcia, 28, the boyfriend of Raven Veloz.
Schudalla is credited with saving Garcia’s life.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University — Oklahoma City, his emergency response training kicked in when he spotted the man covered in blood, according to a news release.
“I noticed the victim was bleeding severely from the chest from stab wounds,” Schudalla said.
“It looked like he was stabbed at least
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Volunteers are needed at the Victim Services of Chatham-Kent.
Coordinator Jennifer Richmond says “they’re always looking to train people”.
The group handles everything from murder to hate crimes and human trafficking and helps with emotional support and counselling along with covering expenses like crime scene clean-up and funeral costs after a violent crime.
Services are free
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence police responded to 112 Gordon Ave. at about 10 p.m. Sunday after someone, whom the police are not identifying, called in a shooting.
When detectives arrived they found “what they believed was a crime scene,” Maj. David Lapatin said.
There was no victim and no assailant but a lot of blood, Lapatin said.
Shortly after, Lincoln firefighters found the charred remains of an adult while putting out a brush fire on Lincoln Meadows Drive.
Lapatin said he is not saying this is the Gordon Avenue victim, but stressed that the Providence police “have an interest in what happened in Lincoln.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the time when the police arrived at the scene.