[UPDATE] One Year Anniversary of Vincent Binder's Disappearance

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

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

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    you got to be crazy to think what is reported by the news is all that happens.
  • by Idiot on Apr 2, 2011 at 07:34 PM
    This should be more a story about how our Just Us system has failed to follow thru on it's duty for retribution of those killed in cold blood. These pack dogs attacked several people on their rabid run and should have already been taken out. Instead state taxes lawyers judges clerks and the like are eating away at our money. These guys are guilty and there is no question about it right?
  • by tiffanyjames Location: NY on Apr 2, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    I send my condolences to this man's family, and I hope these sub-human criminal scum gets deep fried!
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      by tiffanyjames on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:57 PM in reply to tiffanyjames
      Of course, an idiot can see that. It would have been nice if they ran into a concealed carrier and got shot in their ugly faces!
  • by Phyllis on Apr 2, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    The "justice process" takes entirely too long. We need to have a five year limit for "justice." Arrested, a year to trial, convicted, 4 years to prepare to die. That's five years longer than the victims of monsters had. Bring back gallows on the courthouse lawn. Line 'em up and take care of business. Then, and ONLY then, will crime decline.
  • by Aaron Location: LV on Apr 2, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    Hope Florida has the death penalty.
  • by TIR on Apr 1, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    I can't believe that it has been an entire year since this horrific occurance. I truly hope that soon there will be justice for Mr. Binder and that the animals who killed him will pay the ultimate price.
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      by tony on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:45 PM in reply to TIR
      He made his mark in college with his debating skills, A shame those skills were useless in a real situation to save his life.
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