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Robin Reeves vigil is Tuesday

On Tuesday night, six years will have passed since Robin Reeves was killed in her Gordon Street home. Still, no one has been charged with her murder.

And once again, her friends and family will gather outside her former home on the anniversary of her death to celebrate her life, pray for justice and keep her unsolved case in the public eye.

"Six years ago, I would have thought it'd be pretty quick," said family friend and vigil organizer Mike Love. "...We're just praying for justice and closure for (Robin's mother) Faye and those children."

Robin Reeves' two children, Hannah Neville and Joseph Standridge, now live with their grandmother. Joseph was in his crib just down the hall from his mother's murder. The children's growth tells the story of how long the Reeves family has been waiting for justice.

"I don't realize it too much until I see the children and how much they have grown because it just seems like yesterday still," Faye Reeves said.

The candlelight vigil begins at 7 p.m. outside of the 214 Gordon Street house where Robin Reeves lived. This year's speakers include Kelly and Butch Evans - who were among the last people to see Robin alive - as well as lifelong friend Peggy Hillman.

Patricia Kennedy will sing during the event, which will be held for the first time on a Tuesday - the same day Robin was killed. Mr. Love said prayer will also be a key component of the vigil.

"Anybody's welcome to come," he said. "The more prayers, the better we are."

Robin's ex-husband Robert Standridge was initially a suspect in the case. He was convicted of stalking Robin, but police have said he has an alibi for the night of the murder.

Mr. Standridge is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for probation violation. Barring clemency from the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, he is scheduled for release on Sept. 28.

Officials are offering a $17,000 reward for the apprehension and prosecution of those responsible for Robin's murder.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 595-2575 or the Thomson Police Department at 595-2166.

"Any help we can get would be greatly appreciated," Mr. Love said. "Somebody out there knows something, just getting them to tell us is the thing."



Web posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007













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