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Kathina’s killing remembered

1st anniversary of death brings tears, some hope

Shondell McCallister wipes tears from her eyes during a prayer service in remembrance of her 10-year-old daughter, Kathina Thomas, at the Victory Christian Church in Albany Friday evening.  Kathina was shot and killed by a stray bullet one year ago.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Shondell McCallister wipes tears from her eyes during a prayer service in remembrance of her 10-year-old daughter, Kathina Thomas, at the Victory Christian Church in Albany Friday evening. Kathina was shot and killed by a stray bullet one year ago.
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Tears dripped down faces as rain fell outside Victory Christian Church on Quail Street in Albany Friday night. The church was filled with mourners who came to celebrate the life of Kathina Thomas, the young girl gunned down in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood last year. Thomas’ mother, Shondell McCallister, sobbed and yelled, “Kathina!” over and over as a slide show played. Kathina’s brother nervously read a poem he wrote for his sister to the large ...


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