Temecula Candlelight Vigil will honor crime victims

RIVERSIDE – District Attorney Mike Hestrin will host a Victims’ Rights Week candlelight vigil in Temecula Wednesday, April 5, at Temecula City Hall, 41000 Main St.

The annual event is being held in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Each year the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office pays tribute to those who have lost their life to violent crime through a series of candlelight vigils held across the county.

Hestrin will address those in attendance at each event that will also feature a keynote speaker. The names of victims who died as a result of violent crime will be read at each venue and candles will be lit to remember them.

Special Speaker for the event will be Diane Bainbridge, the mother of 23-year-old Allison Jacobs, who was murdered on Mother’s Day 1993 in her Temecula apartment. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Hintergardt was shot to the death by Jacobs’ killer as he was responding to a domestic violence call at the apartment complex with Jacobs as the victim.

The vigil will begin at 7 p.m. and the DA’s Office invites the public and media to this free event.

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