(CBS) — The lifelong friend of an Aurora nurse murdered this past weekend has set up a fund to help the woman’s three young children.
The victim: 32-year-old Heather Jacobi, who was a nurse at the DuPage County jail. Prosecutors say her former boyfriend strangled her with a scarf, then used her stethoscope to check to see if she was indeed dead.
Heather Jacobi leaves behind three children: an 11-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl. A friend she grew up with, Debby Lessentine, has started a fund for the children on gofundme.com.
“When I set up the page, I had been up the entire night before. And all I kept thinking was, something has to be done. Something has to be done. So I just did what I thought she would’ve done for me and my children.”
“I know money can’t fix it. I just want them to have something when they’re bigger, when they’re older.”
The man accused of Jacobi’s murder was being held on $5 million bail.
Steve Miller is an investigative reporter and has been with Newsradio for more than two decades. He grew up in South Texas and received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. After graduation, he moved to...