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Jennifer Ann Crecente

Jennifer Ann Crecente (September 9, 1987-February 15, 2006) was an 18-year-old high school honor student who was shot and killed in Austin, Texas, by an ex-boyfriend on February 15, 2006. Jennifer was killed a few months prior to graduation.

Jennifer was a camp counselor at SciTrek in Atlanta and volunteered her time for the ASPCA and a local hospital. Jennifer also enjoyed the arts and appeared on stage with her dad in two musicals at the Colquitt County Arts Center. In 2006, a memorial bench was dedicated to her memory and in 2007, the Arts Center dedicated a performance of “Oliver!” to her memory.

In response to her murder, a nonprofit charity, Jennifer Ann’s Group, has been formed; a memorial grant was created in her name for graduate psychology students to study intimate partner violence; and two pieces of legislation passed in Texas.