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Day of Remembrance 2021

In memory of the Texas women and men killed by their intimate partners in 2020

Lives lost in our service area during 2020:

McLennan County

Crystal Richards, 28
June 8, 2020 | Waco
Crystal Richards died at her home when her boyfriend, Gertraveon Demar Wilson, 28, shot and killed her. Crystal was celebrating her 28th birthday with over 100 people when Wilson shot her. Witnesses called 911 and reported the shooting. When law enforcement responded they discovered Crystal deceased. Authorities arrested and charged Wilson, and a grand jury indicted him for murder. Wilson is out on bond pending trial.

SaKyra Antwanette Young, 21
August 14, 2020 | Waco
SaKyra Young died at a hospital after her boyfriend, Michael Howard, 20, shot her while she was driving, causing her to crash into a fence. After the crash, he shot her again and fled. law enforcement officers responded to a report of shots fired and found Sakyra in the street outside her vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency responders transported SaKyra to the hospital. Authorities located Howard in a traffic stop, hiding under a blanket in a vehicle, and arrested and charged him with murder.

Read all the narratives here: 2020 TCFV Narratives

228 Texas were killed by their intimate partners across 68 counties in 2020. Family violence incidents increased 10% in 2020. Law enforcement officers in Texas responded to 218,950 incidents of family violence.

Learn more in the full 2020 report here: 2020 TCFV Report