Tallahassee, Florida - April 1, 2011 5:42p,--
A year ago Friday was the last time anyone saw former Florida State Grad Student, Vince Binder. And now, friends and family await the pretrial of his accused killers next week in St. Johns County.
"It's kind of hard to believe he's been gone for a year," said roommate and friend of Binder, Becca Edwards.
Vince's friends have established Binder's Buddies. Binder's Buddies is a scholarship organization that has already raised more than $20,000 through a walk, and donations.
The money will go to deserving students who love debate, just like Vince did.
"Every year hopefully, make some debate students day or summer, and send them to camp in Vince's name," said Beth Frady, one of Vince's friends.
Not only does the organization fund a scholarship, it also raises awareness of walking alone, like Binder was the night he went missing.
They hope by getting the word out there, they can prevent someone else from getting into the same situation.
The emotional year-anniversary of his disappearance is also plagued by the thought of his accused killers pretrial next week.
Beth Frady said, "We're banding together, and anytime we need to be in St. Augustine we're there ready to go toe-to-toe with them, in Vince's defense."
"The final outcome is getting justice for Vince... and being able to learn to be okay with that," said Becca Edwards.
Binder's Buddies is hoping to have it's next walk in August right before school starts back for college students.
For more information on Binder's Buddies click the link below.
Tallahassee, Florida - April 1, 2011 --
April 1, 2011 marks the one year anniversary since family and friends last saw FSU Graduate student Vincent Binder.
It's been one year since Florida State University Graduate student Vincent Binder was last seen by family and friends.
Vince Binder disappeared in April of last year. Binder was walking home from a friend's house in Tallahassee April 2nd when he was allegedly abducted by three men who are now accused of his kidnapping and murder.
Peter Hughes, Kentrell Johnson and Quentin Truehill will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing next week.
Friends and FSU family have set up a scholarship fund in Vince's honor. Binder's Buddies have raised $20,000 dollars to date and continue to fundraise.
To donate to Vince Binder's Scholarship Fund visit: http://www.urbandebate.org/honoringvince.shtml