Families in Thomasville remember murder victims

Families remember loved ones in Thomasville
Posted at 6:07 PM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 20:18:14-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL)--A South Carolina family in South Georgia helping victims of senseless crimes. Their loved one found dead in Thomasville less than a year ago.

This is all a part of National Crimes Victims Rights week.

"This is where the body was found more than 9 months ago, just right behind this green house, the family today--just asking for closure," said Aida Williams.

A prayer for strength goes a long way for murder victims like the Williams family.

"You never imagine as a mother getting a phone call about your child," said Williams.

The family drove all the way from South Carolina to join dozens of families in Thomasville this National Crimes Victims Rights week.

The other families who attended the event also suffering the loss of loved ones.

A struggle Williams' mother Aida says is beyond tough.

"It helps when you see that you not the only person that hurts like this," said Williams.

Police say 21-year old, military veteran, Hassan Williams was shot to death in July 2012. His body was found behind a vacant home on Metcalf Avenue.

Williams' mother says investigators have been very supportive.

"It helps a lot because the emotions that they show it lets me know that my son wasn't just another case to them, they actually care," said Williams.

Williams' sisters wish they could bring him back.

"He was always energetic, he was always happy, he was a great brother and a great father and I truly do miss him," said Latoya Williams.

"Every time I was mad, he'd do something crazy to make me laugh, its like they took something. They took something I can't get back, they took my oldest brother, they took my best-friend," said Laniyah Williams.

Four people have been charged in connection with William's death. Kiera Graham, Kimberly Williams, Alvin Davis, and Chaquel Cook are charged with several felonies in Williams' murder.

Now waiting trial in the Thomas county jail,his mom s now praying for peace--hoping justice will be served.

"Justice, I'm going to get it, I'm going to get it," said Williams.

The assistant district attorney working the case says he expects the four to go to trial by September.