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In Honor of Bonnie Craig, born March 30, 1976 - murdered, September 28, 1994.
March 30, 2018, my angel, Bonnie Craig, should have turned 42. Her life was cut short, but her memory and legacy live on. She brightened the lives of so many people and her brutal murder devastated family, friends and the community.
Justice for Bonnie is the story about the ordeal family and friends survived while fighting to identify and get the killer, Kenneth Dion, convicted.
Writer, editor and good friend, Yolanda Garfield says:
Justice for Bonnie is a testament to the unflagging determination of a mother who won't give up. Karen Foster's heartbreak transforms to an epic journey to find her daughter's killer. This soul wrenching story explores how a tragedy and the wheels of justice can impact a family, stun a community, and mobilize a mother to become a warrior for all families of murdered children everywhere, through her fight for DNA upon arrest.
I just finished reading your book & I thank you immensely. As a long-time advocate for victims in Washington State, I am also an adjunct professor, teaching a course in Victimology at a local university. I am adding your book to my student's reading list for January 2015. In addition to hearing firsthand the experience of losing a child & of being a victim in the criminal justice system, they will benefit from your description of the changes in forensic evidence & the difference each of us can make by speaking up & advocating for change.
About the Authors:
An internationally acclaimed, award-winning author, collaborator and ghostwriter, I.J. Schecter’s works appear in top publications throughout the world. I.J. took on the project “Justice for Bonnie” after being made aware of Karen Foster's story by his parents, who first met Karen in Florida. He spent months diligently sorting through 17+ years of stories, diaries, news reports and trial transcripts, ultimately weaving it together into a book that combines a gripping legal procedural with the story of a mother’s indomitable quest for the truth.
Marketing and Public Communications Specialist, Journalist, Public Speaker, Advocate for Justice, Karen Foster has focused her life on improving the justice system and laws that affect victims. Initially, only 6 states were collecting DNA on Arrest. Today 29 states collect DNA on Arrest. Karen's mission is, with the help of this book, to help others recognize how critical collection of DNA at the time of arrest is to protecting the innocent and keeping the innocent out of jail.
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