My best friend Jessie had a smile that could light up the darkest day. She loved with everything she had. She cared about her family & friends and would do anything possible to help them. She was an amazing person. She was murdered in 2003. 5 'friends' of ours broke into her house & robbed her. All because there was a safe in her house with a pound of weed and $400 in it. The guys were strung out on multiple drugs, and needed a fix... They had been high on ecstasy, xanex, coke/crack, weed, alcohol, and other drugs, for almost a week... When they ran out of money and drugs, they decided to rob my best friend's house. In the process, she was beat to death. All because these 5 young men needed to get high. They were so focused on their drugs that they didn't consider how many people would be hurt by Jess's death. I am writing this to share what drugs can do to people. I will never stop sharing her story, hoping that I can reach one person. If the situation was reversed, Jessie would do it for me. I have spent 5 years missing my best friend, and keeping her memory alive. I had a little boy in May 2007, and I named him after Jessica... I know his 'Aunt Jessie' will be watching over him from heaven and will be with us forever....
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