Week set aside to honor crime victims

Published On: Apr 23 2012 02:39:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 23 2012 05:28:30 PM EDT
Victims Rights Day ceremony
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Victims' rights have been the center of the Trayvon Martin case and victims' rights were the center of attention Monday at City Hall kicking off a week of events honoring crime victims.

State Attorney Angela Corey, special prosecutor in the Martin case, joined members of law enforcement and advocacy groups at a ceremony beginning Victims' Rights Week.

Corey could not talk about the Martin case, but others praised her for her prosecution of murders in the Jacksonville area.

Among those who spoke at Monday's event was Lysa Telzer, mother-in-law of Renie Telzer-Bain, who was killed in 2009. Her killer is now on death row.

"Crime has no boundaries, ladies and gentlemen, so please try and keep yourself, your family and your friends as safe as possible," Telzer said. "Tell them every day that you love them."

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