Aug. 4, 2011, 12:36 a.m. EDT
DEERFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old girl has been shot to death outside a pet care shop in Deerfield by her former boyfriend, who later killed himself.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found Amanda Borsos, of Morrow, with a gunshot wound just after 4 p.m. Wednesday in a dog exercise area. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. She would have been a junior at Little Miami High School.
March 11, 1991 was the day she made her presence to the world and not knowing that she was being welcomed into a large loving family. Her name was Jasmine Marie Levario weighing 8lbs 2oz, and did I mention beautiful. She was a beautiful young girl and young lady with the greatest personality ever.
She had one other sibling, a brother Mario who she could convince to do anything for her. Growing up through the years everyone called her Jaz, Mimine, Shorty, Mimi, Jamine. There were so many names for her because she was different from the others. Having to have things her way or no way at all, and although it was tough at times, eventually things ended up her way.
When Jessica walked into a room everyone took notice. Maybe it was her beauty or the warmth of her personality that attracted so many people. Her family and friends always looked forward to spending time with her, because you knew you were going to have fun. Her presence brightened the lives around her. She was loved more than she could ever possibly imagine.
Even those who only met her once told us that they remembered her because she was genuinely a nice sweet person. She was a mature 19 year old. She had been working a full time job since she was 14 years old and attending school full time as well. At the age of 17, she became the manager of a beauty supply store at our local mall. She also attended a college for Fashion Design and Marketing. She set her goals high to make a name for herself in the Fashion World. She had dreams of going to Paris to study fashion. She was focused on her future, but never lost sight of having fun with her family and friends, Holidays, birthdays and family events were important to Jessica.
Demi was brutally murdered in August 2007 by her ex-boyfriend just one day after celebrating her 16th birthday. Demi was an exceptionally beautiful young lady with a contagious smile, charming personality and a compassionate, spiritual soul. The horrific and unimaginable tragedy that struck our lives and violently ended Demi’s life is today a rapidly growing dangerous epidemic permeating our society. The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization was founded to honor her memory. Our mission will be to educate our youth, parents, communities and educational system about the dangers of teen dating violence. Demi is loved, missed and adored by so many. Visit www.demibrae.com for more information regarding House Bill 2026 (The Demi Brae Cuccia Bill) and to help support our cause.