The lives of 52 homicide victims remembered in Boston
BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Over 500 people joined together at the Garden of Peace in Boston on Thursday night to honor the lives of 52 victims who lost their lives in horrible acts of violence.
Those 52 victims were added to the memorial inside the garden on Beacon Hill during the eighth annual honor program. While the memorial remembers victims of homicide from across the state, many of this year's honorees were from Boston neighborhoods.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley was the emcee at Thursday's event.
Bob Curley, father of Jeffrey Curley who was killed at age 10 in 1997, and Evelyn Tobin, mother of Kathleen Dempsey who was killed at age 31 in 1992, gave emotional speeches at the event. Evelyn is a founding member of the Garden of Peace.
Prior to Thursday, the names of 691 homicide victims were placed on the wall.