(CBS) – A new garden dedicated to the memory of a victim of domestic violence will be a place for others to find peace.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
The unveiling of a fountain in the Brenda Sexton Garden at the WINGS Metro Domestic Violence Shelter was met with applause on Thursday.
“I know my mother would have wanted the garden to be a place where women could go to, to find self-worth,” says Morgan Johnson.
Her mother, Brenda Sexton, was a Chicago police officer who was beaten to death by her boyfriend 15 years ago. Sexton was the mother of five children.
“I think my mom would be really happy, this is actually a shelter that is helping individuals out there, especially mothers out there who are being abused,” Niko Garcia, Sexton’s son, says.