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Hearts heavy for crime victims

Candlelight vigil recalls painful memories

A scroll containing the names of 456 victims of crime is unrolled at the 14th annual Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Crime at Presbyterian New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
A scroll containing the names of 456 victims of crime is unrolled at the 14th annual Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Crime at Presbyterian New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
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Alande Gachette slouched over a small white candle in Saratoga Springs’ Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, watching the flame. His 10-year-old frame was small in the pew, dwarfed by his grandfather Ray Titshaw’s big head and shoulders. Both were quiet, solemn through the service until a microphone was passed to Titshaw. “For my daughter who was murdered in 2004,” he said. “For my mother,” Alande said. The grandfather and child were just two ...


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