All posts tagged: Melanie Rieger Conference

Shattered Lives: Living in the Aftermath of Homicide

Over the years Shattered Lives Radio has given hours of airtime to individuals and organizations which have had the experience of homicide in their lives. The aftermath of that experience can take many directions, from becoming an outspoken advocate for change, to those who have a difficult time functioning. Host Donna Gore has had a personal experience with homicide, having lost her father to random murder over 30 years ago. As host of the show she’s presented several guests who share this common bond. Addie Carone Addie Carone, in her mid 80’s is a former social worker and matriarch of the Carone family of Connecticut. Addie’s twin son Peter was murdered in March 1987, with the perpetrator released on bond, setting in motion a virtual lifetime of not knowing, a fugitive status, which took on international proportions. She lives her life with a sense of grace and “new normalcy” and she does “what one has to do.” The wealthy Zachs family demonstrated the most egregious misconduct imaginable by conspiring with others to harbor their fugitive son for 22 years, …

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SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore welcomes Sam and Wanda Rieger

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE Melanie Ilene Rieger, a college student, was murdered by her boyfriend on May 24, 1994.  Her parents, Sam and Wanda Rieger created an annual conference to educate and bring comfort to others who have fallen victim to violent crimes. Sam and Wanda Rieger took from the ashes of their daughter’s death and created (along with a village of volunteers) a premier conference dedicated to serving the needs of future crime victims and educating those who serve them. However, this is not solely an academic gathering with Power Point presentations.  More to the point, it is a touching of souls and sharing of stories… creating an everlasting impact for participants – good, bad, but NEVER indifferent.   Veteran survivors of crime such as Ladyjustice do not return for the facts and figures, or to be exposed to more violence.  Rather, we …