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Front Page October 17, 2017  RSS feed

Domestic violence office seeks tombstone for murdered child

By Sherry Matney


A cutout the size of Bryson Richards with baby pictures and a donation jar to raise money for a headstone. A cutout the size of Bryson Richards with baby pictures and a donation jar to raise money for a headstone. On October 10, 2017 Tanya Foster held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the new office for The Leon County Domestic Violence Advocate Program. Inside her conference room, in the corner, stands a cutout, the size of an 18-month old child and on the cutout reads the following: My name is Bryson Wayne Richards. My nickname is Punkin' Head. I was born 7-7-13. I weighted 6'6 oz., 19 in. long. I love my blankie, playing cars, and the movie Monsters, Inc. My favorite food is cereal. I love playing with my big sister.

Bryson lived in Leon County and was murdered last year by his mother's boyfriend. Both the mom and boyfriend are serving time in prison. There is no headstone for Bryson's grave and Foster and her helpers are displaying a jar in her office, with an invitation to contribute toward the headstone.


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