This week's featured reader comments
This week, our look at Homicide Report reader comments highlights a sad dichotomy: of the three victims, two were teenagers and one was in her 70s. The heartfelt sentiments of these comments also highlight why we are keenly interested in your contributions to this project.
These comments demonstrate the horrible ripple effects murder has, the huge number of people affected. This dear old lady was much loved by family and, by all the evidence, everyone who knew her. What a loss to the community. If only all of us acted as members of that community.
I was there when they shot him he was my only big brother I can see all the time I'm 12 years old and I miss him so much I'm sad without him
Its been 6 years and 6 days since one of my best friends was murdered, and for some reason i still think im gonna recieve a phone call of him cracking a joke always made someone smile i miss you Jason you left us too soon. I love you.
— Matt Ballinger
July 24, 2013 - Osmar Israel Orellana, 18
Jan. 18, 2011 - Marietta Goodridge, 72 [Updated]
Oct. 6, 2007 - Jason Valdez-Perez, 17
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Updated: Oct. 16, 2013 at 5:16 p.m.