Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Haven organization assists families touched by violence

Front, from left, Aleisha Lytle, Nakia Dawson and Crystal Beard-Morton of the Bereavement Care Network, with the family of homicide victim Marquise Eaddy. Melanie Stengel — New Haven Register
By Shahid Abdul-Karim

NEW HAVEN >> For Lauren Pittman, a 10 p.m. knock at her mother’s door led to her family rushing to the hospital to find her brother fighting for his life.

Pittman, 29, said her brother left the house riding his bicycle on Dixwell Avenue, where he was gunned downed last December.

Christopher Fain, 19, was shot once. He was pronounced dead at the St. Raphael campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital two days later.

Pittman said a piece of her slipped away when she stood at his bedside and watched her brother take his last breath in the early morning hours that day.

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