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Homicide healing: a place for families

Posted at 4:51 PM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 16:51:44-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Saturday the Antioch Baptist Church on Buffalo's East Side was a place where families of homicide victims could come together as part of it's 6th Annual Ecumenical Service. Memories were shared by loved ones in a space where community leaders and those who have faced similar tragedy had an open dialogue.

“Stuff like this deserves to be heard about and talked about, my sister didn’t deserve to be murdered," Brittany Perryman said, whose sister was murdered in South Buffalo in 2018. “It helps because they’ve been through it too, so when God lines you up with good people and good soil, it makes you feel like if they can do it, you can do it too.”

The session offered hope to many families who are left with unsolved murders.

“You’re never going to have closure, these events give these people and families a sense of love and hope that the community is with them and is always with them," Erie County District Attorney, John Flynn, said. “It’s very important that we don’t forget, for every homicide in the city of Buffalo, there’s a family left behind.”

The event was hosted by 7 Eyewitness' own, Madison Carter,