Tennessee High School honors Bristol teen and mother killed 1 year ago


BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – One year after a teen and her mother’s tragic death, the community is gathering to honor their memory.

On Oct. 17, 2020 Gabby Kennedy and her mother Kristina Robinson were shot and killed in their home, sparking a state-wide conversation regarding domestic violence, the founding of the Gabby Foundation and the drafting of the Gabby Act within Tennessee legislature.

One year after the killings, Tennessee High School and the Gabby Foundation are honoring the 17-year-old and her mother at her former school.

Following the death of Gabby and her mother, Gabby’s parking spot at the school was turned into a memorial to remember her.

Gabby and her mother were both honored at the ceremony that took place today, in the school’s parking lot.

Vice President of Henchmen Motorcycle Club said, “After it happened they spent hours out here with candles and things. trying to show support at that time so that’s why we’re back here today, is to show support.”

The Gabby Foundation seeks to keep the memory of Gabby and her Mother Kristina alive, as well as help victims of domestic abuse,

The memorial was held in the THS parking lot at 2 p.m. and was open to the public.

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