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A father's fight to keep daughter's memory alive

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(08/02/12) - A father is fighting to keep his daughter's memory alive after she was shot and killed three years ago.

Steven Babcock of Davison lost his daughter, Trisha Lynne, Aug. 1, 2009. Trisha was gunned by down by a then 12-year-old boy on Detroit's west side. The boy has since been convicted but was tried as juvenile not as an adult.

Babcock is working with legislators in Lansing to change Michigan's law. Right now juveniles can be tried as adults at 14 years old, but he believes the age limit should be lowered to 12.

The idea is still in its beginning stages, but if Steven's mission is successful, the amendment would become known as Trisha's Law to honor his 24-year-old daughter. The boy convicted in Trisha's murder could be set free when he turns 21 if the court system believes he has been rehabilitated.

Babcock has also launched a website, trishaslaw.org, where he hopes to raise money to help victim's families pay for burial expenses.

Donations would also go toward juvenile crime prevention workshops in schools and protection of crime victim's rights.

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