Proposed Constitutional Amendment would provide strengthened crime victims’ rights

Click here to read WLBT's coverage of the Marsy's Law presentation in Mississippi's Legislature.

 

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) -Crime victims go through unthinkable pain. And many describe the renewed pain that comes with the criminal justice process. The goal behind the push for Marsy’s Law in Mississippi, a Constitutional Amendment, is to put specific rights into the State Constitution for crime victims. Right now, there are protections in there for those accused and convicted but not them.

Several families are preparing their hearts for another Christmas without their loved one.

“I don’t really like talking about it," said Karen Williams whose nephew was killed in 2018. "I don’t even go to the grave site cause it’s kind of hard. It’s hard for me and my kids to still adapt to the situation that he’s not here anymore.”

 

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  • Claire Candler
    published this page in Latest News 2019-12-17 15:41:48 -0600