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Family and friends come together on National Day of Remembrance for murder victims

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Families and friends find strength by coming together on the National day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

Katherine Nichols lost her brother, Jim Duckett, a disabled veteran, 8 years ago when he was brutally murdered. 

"You have literally seen evil ... I personally saw it because I walked in and found my brother and you no longer feel safe or secure," Nichols said.

Still, no arrests have been made. 

Nichols, like many others, spent the day at the Kentucky Victims of Homicide Memorial wall in Louisville. 

She says being able to relate and bond with people who know what you're going through helps with the healing process.

"When you go through this,you literally do think you're going crazy. You go through the five stages of death and you'll keep repeating it, but you're life is all upside down now," Nichols said.

Nichols says helping others keeps her moving forward. 

She now provides advocacy services through the non-profit group  Kentuckians' Voice for Crime Victims. 

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