SPOKANE, Wash. -- The family of a man that pled guilty to the murder of Sharlotte McGill described him as a “warm-hearted and funny” person.
Avondre Graham, 18, pleaded guilty to Second-Degree Murder in the death of McGill. A judge sentenced him to 123 months (ten years) in prison. McGill was stabbed in broad daylight while walking her dog along Tuffy's Trail along the Spokane River in September 2012.
Graham’s family said they would like to apologize for any pain, suffering or duress that has been endured because of Avondre’s actions. They stated that their family is like every other family and they are very supportive of each other.
The family described Avondre as a warm-hearted and funny person who is always making people laugh. They also said he “brings light to dark days” and is lovable.
Avondre’s family also said he is gentle and loving to young children and he has been a positive role model for them.
Graham said, “I am sorry. This will never happen again. I am truly sorry to the McGill family. I know they are going through a hard time.”