#009 Precious Lives: Getting a House Back to a Home
If Jonoshia Alexander were alive today, she'd be 21-years-old. Her room is exactly how she left it four years ago - filled with her things, but not her voice.
In December 2010, 18-year-old Markus Evans took 17-year-old Jonoshia's life on her way home from school.
On a whim, he walked her into an alley and shot her in the back of the head. For Jonoshia's family, it's a fine line between feeling tormented by the void and grateful for the memories.
Latoshia Stewart shares how she and her family have tried to feel whole again after her daughter's murder.
If you or somebody you know is dealing with the pain of losing a loved one to violence, Mental Health America of Wisconsin can help. They have a comprehensive guide that can connect you with support groups, AODA [Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse] counselors and psychiatrists. More information is available at PreciousLivesProject.org.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bay View student's shooting death produces shock, grief
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Evans sentenced to life in prison for slaying