History of Scott Campbell’s Killer (crimes and parole)

Information in this post has been provided by Gary and Collene Campbell, Parents of Scott Campbell, victim: Reference: Re-scheduled Parole Hearing, Lawrence Cowell, CDC #D21718 on October 25, 2016, at 8:30am, California Men’s Colony, San Luis Obispo, CA. Cowell’s three previous Parole Hearings: 2001, 2006 & 2011 were at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Blythe, CA. NOTE: Cowell had only served

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New Book, Media Circus, September 2015

I can finally share my good news!!! My latest book ‪#‎MediaCircus‬ will be released in September 2015 by BenBella Books with (Garson & Wright Public Relations) Media Circus takes you behind the scenes of some of the most high profile cases of our time … I am super proud of this book and so thankful to the victims and survivors for

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It’s a Sibling Thing

For some, June 12 celebrates the last day of school, the first day of camp, the beginning of summer vacation or just another day at the office. But for me, it marks the day my life changed forever. The day my only sibling was killed.   20 years ago on June 12, my brother was brutally and viciously stabbed to

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The National Compassion Fund

As a board member, nothing gives me a greater sense of pride than knowing that the work of the National Center for Victims of Crime is making a difference.  Not only do we provide programs and resources for victims to help them in their healing, we are now helping others lend their support. This past week, in response to the tragic shooting at

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The Reality of Murder

I am painfully aware that I am extra sensitive when it comes to things that relate to death, murder, trauma, victimization, etc. I am also astute enough to know that not everyone shares (and nor should they), in my belief around the exploitation of violence and crime. And along these same lines, I strongly support freedom of speech and in

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It’s a Sibling Thing

For some, June 12 celebrates the last day of school, the first day of camp, the beginning of summer vacation or just another day at the office. But for me, it marks the day my life changed forever. Nineteen years ago on June 12, my brother was brutally and viciously stabbed to death by an ex-professional football player, who still

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Vision of Love

As previously seen on Huffington Post: Son: “Mom, when can we get another baby? I want a brother, or a sister. I just want a sibling.” Me: “Well, babe, I do too. Just not sure that is in the cards for us anymore” Son: “Well, you can adopt, and get a baby that way.” Me: “I could honey, but having one child alone, is hard

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My Right To Be Safe

As previously viewed on Huffington Post   “Mommy, why do we have to take our shoes off at the airport? ” “How come I can’t take my juice box onto the plane? ” “What is war? ” “Mom, will they shoot me at school?” “Why is everyone so sad today (9/11)? ” “Are we safe going to the hockey game?

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Forever Impression

It’s 7:25 a.m., on a Tuesday and I am riding down the escalator, wearing a simple beige/turquoise dress and my zebra print shoes. I wanted to be understated considering the audience and my topic. As I moved through the crowd I could hear whispers of the previous night’s shenanigans and dread of the anticipated long day head of workshop after

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