Mothers of the quadruple homicide are breaking their silence


CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two mothers, who lost their children in last week's quadruple murder in Cumberland County are talking about their children.

Monday night a candlelight vigil was held at the Crossville Courthouse where Local 8 News spoke to the families.

It's a mother's worst nightmare to get a phone call saying their child had been killed. For these mothers, their worlds crumpled.

"I'm not fully aware of what went on, but they didn't deserve that, they didn't deserve the violence and yes I am angry," says Sherril Crombie, Rikki Jacobsen's mother.

"I feel like I'm in a bad nightmare and I haven't woken up," says Tisa Tapia. "It hasn't hit me that I'm never going to see my baby again or my sister."

Rikki Jacobsen was Domonic Davis' aunt.

They were with their friends Jon Lajeunesse and Steven Presley, when they died.

Steven's Grandmother, Peggy says she'll miss him visiting the most, "He used to come over and say Granny, and I'd hold my arms out, and now I'll never get to hear that again. I'm going to miss him so much."

Now, these families want justice.

"I'll say it, I want the death penalty," says Crombie.

"Killing em' would be too good, and quick," says Davis.

A candlelight vigil is helping them see past the hurt and anger and letting them remember the good times.

"Domonic and Rikki would always wear their Broncos jerseys and watch the games, it was a bad day if the Bronco's lost," says Tisa.

"Steven would love to get dirty, he would take things apart and then mess them up and then put them back together," says Steven's best friend, David Robertson.

People wore orange for Domonic, tie-die for Jon, blue for Steven and pink for Rikki.

More than 300 people were at the vigil, giving these mothers the support they need to find comfort in this difficult time.

A fund is being set up for funeral costs, if you'd like to donate you can contact Mike Garrett at the Meridian Baptist Church in Crossville.


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