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Day of Remembrance 2020

In memory of the Texas women and men killed by their intimate partners in 2019

Lives lost in our service area during 2019:

McLennan County

James Olson, 38
Hewitt | November 18, 2019
James Olson died in his home when his wife, Shawn Olson, 37, cut his writs and killed him. Olson then cut her own wrists. Authorities responded to the home when James did not appear for a court hearing for a felony offense. Olson was transported to a hospital and treated for her injuries. She confessed to killing James. Authorities arrested and charged her with murder.

Sherrell Carter, 26
Waco | February 3, 2019
Sherrell Carter, 26, died when her husband, Quest Aljabaughn Jones, 28, shot and killed her in their home. Sherrell’s three children were in the home. Authorities arrested and charged Jones with murder. A grand jury indicted Jones for murder. Jones has a history of violence toward Sherrell, including threats to kill her. Sherrell had made attempts to end her relationship. Sherrell is survived by her daughters, ages 5 and 4, and her son, age 3.

Samantha Dragoo, 30
Waco | November 3, 2019
Samantha Dragoo died when her boyfriend, Taylor McKibben, 20, shot and killed her in his home. McKibben called 911. Authorities arrested and charged him with murder. Samantha is survived by her son.

Navarro County

Paula Watson, 56
Corsicana | September 11, 2019
Paula Watson died in front of her home after her husband, Joe Watson, 57, struck her with his vehicle and killed her. Authorities arrested and charged Watson with manslaughter. He pleaded guilty and received a sentence of ten years of deferred adjudication.

A total of 150 women were killed by a male intimate partner. Read the full 2019 Report and the rest of the narratives here: 2019 TCFV Report