Family Says Tax Paying Citizens Should Be Protected From Violent - - Jackson, MS

Family Says Tax Paying Citizens Should Be Protected From Violent Criminals

The family of Ruth Helen Harrion is asking the community to participate in a memorial and candlelight vigil in her honor. Her daughters say they want to commemorate the life of Harrion and the one year anniversary of her murder.

Harrion was killed July 15, 2014 at her home in Jackson.  The memorial and vigil will honor her life as a devoted mother, artist, civil rights activist and her children say as a child of God.

The family says the event will include prayers, presentations, devotions and songs. Family members say they are still seeking justice in her tragic death.  They also want to bring awareness to heinous crimes in the City of Jackson.

29 year old Alonzo Stewart is charged with her murder.  Authorities say he lived a few houses away from Harrion in the Bel-Air Subdivision in Northwest Jackson.  Harrion called 911 concerned about a prowler but officers did not make contact with her.  She was later found dead. The family has filed a lawsuit against the City of Jackson.

The memorial and candlelight vigil are scheduled for Saturday, July 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. It will be held at 2715 Kingsroad Avenue, where Harrion lived.

The family's attorney, Dennis Sweet and his representatives will also attend.

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