Families invited to join remembrance float

By From page A8 | June 25, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Families of violent crime victims are invited to a 5 p.m. Thursday meeting where plans are being finalized for a remembrance float in Fairfield’s Fourth of July parade.

The event is being organized by Lisa Gutierrez, the mother of Jesus “Jessie” Amaya, who was gunned down Feb. 1, 2012, in a robbery-turned-homicide. One man was convicted in the slaying in August 2013. Another suspect, believed to be the triggerman, remains at large.

Thursday’s meeting is at the Starbucks, 700 Texas St. For more information, call 720-8644.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • EWJune 24, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Lisa, you continue to amaze me by your commitmemt to bring peace to the streets and make Fairfield a better place! I have witnessed you turn your pain into determination to bring hope to other families who have suffered the endless pain of losing their loved ones. I am in awe every time I hear you doing something or hear you are organizing something to help others, just the humbled Lisa that we all have the pleasure of knowing!

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