SPOKANE-- A display of shoes sat at the Spokane County Courthouse Friday. The shoes represent the 624 men, women, adolescents and children in the Spokane community who have been killed by a violent crime since 1951.
KREM 2 News was told one of those pairs represented 55-year-old Sharlotte McGill who was stabbed to death while walking her dog last May.
Police charged Avondre Graham, 17, Thursday for the May murder. Graham is also accused of attacking a woman last week on the Centennial Trail.
Last week Sharon Nevue, a Maplewood Gardens employee, ran to help the woman attacked on the Centennial Trail. The victim was identified as Debbie Watkins.
While Nevue stayed with Watkins, the complex maintenance worker chased down the suspect.
“It’s a good thing and we got good people here and we got good heroes that are not afraid to go after people,” said Nevue
Donna Wise also works at Maplewood. She says the murder of McGill hit close to home. Her daughter knew McGill and worked with her on occasions at Costco. “They had connections and it feels good that they have caught him and for her family, it's a good thing,” said Wise.
The shoes display also represents the victims of unsolved violent crimes.
Neighbors as well as authorities remain hopeful McGill’s’ murder investigation will soon be put to rest.
Graham remains in juvenile detention on a $250,000 bond.