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"Shoot me first," 13-year-old Marian Fisher told Charles Carl Roberts IV as he stood over 10 Amish girls last Oct. 2 in the little wooden schoolhouse in Bart Township. Roberts straight away shot Marian and four other students to death at the West Nickel Mines School on White Oak Road. He wounded the rest and then committed suicide. Within hours, numerous Old Order Amish from the Georgetown area publicly forgave Roberts. They also reached out socially and financially to Roberts' widow, Marie, and have continued to do so in the months since the crime.
A woman who killed her common-law husband continues to fight for a sentencing circle, despite the opposition of the victim's family.
As a volunteer for Arlington police Victim Assistance Unit, Bergara accompanies staff members to crime scenes and supports victims. And because she's bilingual, she is often called to help translate for Spanish speakers.
Prison doors may be locked shut, but people must not close their eyes to the inmates behind bars. Vatican officials conveyed that message at an international gathering of prison chaplains in Rome, where Pope Benedict XVI called the pastoral care of prisoners a "vital mission" that deserved the support and guidance of bishops and the involvement of local Catholics.
My spinal cord injury in 1979 was not the result of a bullet, but it was the result of someone's decision. As I was driving down the Pennsylvania Turnpike a wheel broke off a truck and crashed into my car. I later found out that the company that manufactured the wheel knew it was inferior, but put it on the road anyway. I was furious. We sued in civil court, but I didn't just want money. I wanted the company to suffer, and I wanted the people involved to suffer for the rest of their lives.
Yellow Medicine County is expanding a restorative justice program that brings together juvenile offenders and community members in an effort to resolve issues outside of the courtroom. Circle sentencing, one of many types of restorative justice, brings together community members, victims and offenders to talk through problems and help offenders find the right path.
More women than ever are being forced to reveal their sexual history during rape trials, despite government measures to stamp out the practice, a report revealed yesterday.
The Victoria Unit of the Adult Probation Department provides a number of services to the community, including the Victim Restitution Program and the Community Service Restitution Program.
If restitution is ordered, there is no definite timetable for when the city could recoup its funds. The carvings were also made after ice storms destroyed many trees in 1997. The stumps were there, so the carvings were made. Councilman Dave Roozeboom said that if the carvings are not replaced, it would be one less thing to maintain and pay for.
On the front page of The Bahama Journal of Wednesday, July 25th past, was the face of an 87 year old lady. On the Monday previous, this elderly great-grandmother was apparently manning her Fox Hill convenience store, as she usually did, when she was attacked and robbed of some $500.00. The picture showed the bruised face of an attractive but sad, very gentle and deeply religious person.
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