Crime Victims' Rights Week Ceremony

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

This week is National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Those in attendance lit candles to remember the family members and friends who were killed during a crime.

Josephine Lonon, survived an near deadly attack when her daughter's father - Roy Smith - drove down from Virginia and shot her and her daughter multiple times.

"I am a survivor and a lot of people who have been victims of crime are survivors, hold your head and continue to progress. You try to move from it, I mean you never forget it, but you move on from it. You take it that you're still here, like you got a second chance and having my mom here is a blessing and I wouldn't have it any other way," Lonon says.

Law enforcement praised Lonon for testifying against Smith during his trial in March.

He was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 119802094 -
Gray Television, Inc.