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Catherine “Kat” Hoholski, 26, June 2012

Kat was a life long resident of Lorain and the mother on an infant daughter. She was murdered and her body was stuffed in a storage unit and found a month later. Her boyfriend fled to Kentucky but was quickly found. He plead guilty to crimes including aggravated murder, murder and kidnapping. He received a life sentence.

Halyna Whitney, 29, April 21, 2013

Halyna lived in Lorain. She was separated from her husband and had a UHaul truck in her driveway, preparing to move out. Her estranged husband climbed through a window, shooting and killing Halyna and her new boyfriend. He then shot and killed himself. Halyna’s 2 children, ages 1 and 7 were in the home when the murders occurred.

Kristen Bodenski, 24, November 4, 2016

Kristen lived in Sheffield and had an active protection order against her ex-boyfriend. He had been arrested twice in the past year for domestic violence and once for violating a protection order. She was shot in a home in Sheffield Lake, he then committed suicide.

Kelby Jackson, 28, January 9, 2016

Kelby lived in Lorain and was a graduate of Southview High School. During a dispute, Kelby was stabbed once in the chest. His girlfriend plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and received 8 yrs in prison.

Donna Roode, 62, July 18, 2015

Donna was the mother of 2 adult children and lived in North Ridgeville. She had recently obtained a protection order against her current boyfriend for the alleged sexual assault against her daughter. He had emailed her days prior to the shooting threatening to burn down her house. While her daughter was in the home, he shot Donna to death and then committed suicide.

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