Posts filed under: Victim Stories

Jessica Doreen Mendenhall’s Victim Impact Statement that she read in court during the sentencing of the woman who killed her grandfather, Gordon Ward, in 2016. Beaufort, SC Your Honor, I am Jessica Doreen Mendenhall, proud granddaughter of Gordon McQuinn Ward...
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“The Death of a Four-Year-Old” Written By: Skylar Wallace, Aynor, SC June 20, 2009, the day that changed an eight-year-old girl’s life forever. May 6, 2005- Angelina’s birthday quote- “Cherish that which is within you.” – Chuang Tzu June 18,...
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On November 19th, 2017, Myles Holland was killed by an impaired driver in Orangeburg, SC. Myles and his girlfriend had just left the Claflin Homecoming game when Torbert Mack struck their vehicle. Myles died later at Orangeburg Regional Hospital. Since...
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On the evening of November 15, 2017 so many lives changed forever. David Newell’s family and his fiancé would never hold him again. His fraternity brothers would never laugh with him again and a USC Community would mourn the loss...
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As Walk Like MADD Greenville Upstate Presented by HotSpot approaches on October 7th, we are pleased to introduce you to our Honor Family.  Rhonda Cockrell is the mother of Jeremy Cockrell.  On November 15, 2014, Rhonda Cockrell lost her son,...
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Kim and Frank Duval, parents of Wyatt Duval of Lexington, SC, share their Victims Impact Statements as they read them in court prior to the offender being sentenced for their son’s death. I stand before you today as a devastated...
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Karetha Murphy, daughter of Viola Jackson of Lyman, SC, shares her Victims Impact Statement. These were the words she read through tears in court prior to the offender being sentenced.. January 20th 2017, this day continues to replay in my mind....
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Shared by  Cindy and Joe Bass, parents of Lisa Marie Sessions of Florence County, SC.  Lisa’s parents share with us their Victim Impact Statements read at the sentencing of man who hit their daughter head-on on a Sunday morning while...
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Below are the words of Jennifer Mayo of Lexington from the parole hearing for the man found guilty in the crash that took her son Brandon’s life in 2013.  Parole was denied.   My name is Jennifer. I’m the mother...
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This story is submitted by Ryan’s mother, Maryellen Bielawa from New York. When Ryan chose to go to Coastal Carolina University it was not a surprise to me. I even encouraged him. Since he was not a fan of the...
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