The mother of a murder victim accepts a college diploma.
Graduations are usually a joyous time. For one family, the feelings were mixed.
The mother of a Washington D.C. murder victim recently accepted her son’s college diploma. 31-one-year-old, Olu Williams was shot to death outside of his apartment building in March of this year.
While police did not release any specific motive, it’s believed the intended purpose was robbery. Church members, classmates family and friends took part in the graduation ceremony, honoring Williams hard work and determination.
Sadly, the crime remains unsolved, but Williams’ loved ones hope that someone in the community will stand up and come forward with information.
Recently, another family turned a tragedy into something a little more positive. After a 15-year-old boy named Skylar Marion was killed in a hit and run accident, the victim’s father made the very difficult decision to donate his deceased son's organs.
Skylar's heart has now been transplanted into the chest of one of his classmates, who suffered from a genetic disorder which caused his heart failure.