Kim Crespi says not a day passes that she doesn't grieve the deaths of her 5-year-old twin daughters, Tess and Sam.
"We live for them, we live for their sweetness, we long for them, but the reality is they're not in this life," said Crespi.
The girls were stabbed to death by their father, David Crespi, in the family's Matthews home in 2006.
Crespi pleaded guilty to the murders to avoid the death penalty. He's now serving two life sentences. The case rocked the community and made national headlines, but despite the tragedy, Kim Crespi remains by her husband's side
"It's horrible, it's absolutely horrible what happened to Tess and Sam and to David but it's just easier for society to leave him in prison and act like that and walk away," said Kim Crespi.
Kim says at the time of the murders, Crespi had begun taking multiple prescription drugs for anxiety, insomnia and depression. She believes the medicines caused him to become psychotic.
"Psychosis as a definition is hallucinations and delusions and in therapy the day before, David was delusional in a world is falling kind of way, but that doesn't mean he's going to go out and kill somebody," said Kim Crespi.
At the time, Kim says she didn't recognize the signs.
Now, she's teaming up with David Carmichael to educate families on the side effects of antidepressants. Carmichael was taking the antidepressant Paxil when he murdered his 11-year-old son in 2004. A Canadian court did not convict him on account of a mental disorder. Kim hopes their message will prevent other tragedies.
"We can't ignore what happened to us, because if it happened to us it could happen to somebody else and what can we learn from this?" said Kim Crespi.
Kim hasn't filed any paperwork to have her husband released, but she plans to hire an attorney to try and have his plea overturned.
Kim and Carmicheal will host an educational presentation on the side effects of antidepressants on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm at the South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC 28277.
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:20:27 GMT
Judge Bill Gowan's Hinds County courtroom is in session for the 6th day of the James Hutto murder trial. Hutto, who is known for making obnoxious outbursts in court, has already made several erraticMore >>
After 6 days of testimony, evidence and many loud and obnoxious outbursts by Hutto, a jury has unanimously found him guilty of capital murder.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:46:35 GMT
The list of the names is a part of rotating lists of names. For example, the list used in 2012 is used in 2018. Each storm will be named alphabetically. The lists of names are chosen by World MeteorologicalMore >>
The names for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:30 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:30:42 GMT
Yesterday we first told you about two parents of Boyd Elementary school students, who say their children were sexually assaulted by another student. The parents were furious that no action had been takenMore >>
Thursday we first told you about two parents of Boyd Elementary school students, who say their children were sexually assaulted by another student. The parents were furious that no action had been taken on their cases. Today more parents are speaking out about their children also falling victims.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:29 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
A capital murder case defendant, known for his abrasive outbursts and odd behavior in court, entered court Friday morning with a limp. James Hutto told Judge Bill Gowan that he needed to be excused for the day because the shackles on his legs had been irritating his skin. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:19:22 GMT
A Vicksburg man was killed in a one vehicle accident on I-20 in Warren County Friday afternoon.Forty-nine-year-old Johnny Johnson was traveling westbound when he lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet at mileMore >>
A Vicksburg man was killed in a one vehicle accident on I-20 in Warren County Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:33:13 GMT
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick. Crump's attorney Warren Martin says Patrick yelled racial slurs when walking out of the store.More >>
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick has sparked after both parties claim they were the victim in a fight at an Edwards gas station. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:04:01 GMT
Friday morning, Paul Williams told viewers it would be beautiful, summerlike Mississippi day. That was his last forecast for WLBT. Paul is leaving to become the Chief Meteorologist at the ABC affiliateMore >>
Friday morning, Paul Williams told viewers it would be beautiful, summerlike Mississippi day. That was his last forecast for WLBT. Paul is leaving to become the Chief Meteorologist at the ABC affiliate in Memphis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:17:09 GMT
A wreck involving a Hinds County Deputy happened on Highway 80 in Brandon, Friday afternoon. The female deputy's cruiser collided with another car. The front bumper of the cruiser was barely hangingMore >>
A wreck involving a Hinds County Deputy happened on Highway 80 in Brandon, Friday afternoon. The female deputy's cruiser collided with another car.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:58:48 GMT
Jefferson County Community Work Center inmate MELVIN TONEY, MDOC #K1985, left from the facility, in Fayette at approximately 6:00 a.m. today. TONEY was last seen wearing MDOC state-issued green and whiteMore >>
Authorities are searching for a MS Department of Corrections inmate who escaped this morning.