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Day of Remembrance 2019

In memory of the Texas women and men killed by their intimate partners in 2018

Ellis County

Alexandria Kay Goodloe, 22
Waxahachie | June 24, 2018
Alexandria Goodloe died at her home when her boyfriend, Mauro Hernandez, 22, shot and killed her. Hernandez then shot and killed himself. Police found Alexandria and Hernandez’s bodies when Alexandria’s family asked for a welfare check after being unable to contact her.

McLennan County

Barbara Hahn, 73
Hewitt | March 24, 2018
Barbara Hahn died when her husband, Robert Hahn, 76, shot and killed her in their home. Hahn then shot and killed himself. A family member went to check on the couple and discovered a note posted outside that said to call 911. When law enforcement arrived they discovered notes Hahn had written, including a will. Barbara is survived by her adopted great-grandson, age 7, and her two daughters, and her son.

Navarro County

Cedrick Lawrence, 49
Corsicana | October 1, 2018
Cedrick Lawrence died in a hospital after his girlfriend, Priscilla Roberson, 57, stabbed him. Emergency responders transported Cedrick to a hospital, where he died the following morning. Roberson was arrested in 2015 for aggravated assault family violence, but not indicted. Authorities arrested and charged Roberson with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and later upgraded the charge to murder.

Vanessa Mendoza, 27
Corsicana | December 21, 2018
Vanessa Mendoza died in her home after her husband, Rosalio Mendoza, 36, shot and killed her. Mendoza had a history of violent behavior in the past, and Vanessa had separated from him. Mendoza broke into Cvanessa’s home while she, her sister, and children attempted to find safety. Vanessa’s sister, Nancy Castillo, 28, contacted police for help, and during the call, Nancy was able to remove the children from the home. Mendoza shot and killed Nancy as she was fleeing. Mendoza then shot and killed himself. Vanessa is survived by her three daughters ages 1, 3, and 7.

 

In 2018, 174 women were killed by their intimate partners. This represents the highest number of deaths recorded in the last decade. There were a total of 211 Texans killed by their intimate partners.