Our 18 year old daughter Saskia was viciously, violently stabbed to death here in our home December 20, 2011 by William Gary Simpson! Simpson grew up as a friend of our son’s, a friend of our family – we’d known him over 10 years! What we didn’t know until after his attack, is that he was raised by a black supremacist!
We raised our children in a warm, loving, family oriented home. I stayed home to raise my children. I spent every day of Saskia’s entire life with her! We have always had many children chooseto spend time at our house, with our family. They liked to enjoy the structure of a family unit, a place where “mom” was always present, always involved. A home where dinner was cooked, and the family ate together,
EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! These children thrived on being listened to and included in an unbiased a nd unprejudiced environment. And they have always felt loved and accepted, here in our home. In a world where it is hard to find all of these things, our home was ‘sanctuary’ for children. My strong belief that it takes a community to raise the kids, held each child to my own high moral standards.
This too, helped each child to become a better person, which in turn made the environment for my children better too! Because you see – I once believed it was possible, to make the world a better place, one child at a time. And when I look back, at all the children I’ve made a difference to? I can think of nothing better a person could ever hope to do with their life! I have succeeded in making a positive difference in this world! And the personal reward I receive – is the overwhelming love and respect from everyone in my life!
Saskia went downstairs at 4am for a bottle of water. Simpson attacked her with a 15 inch knife, slashing and stabbing into her 9 times before before inflicting the fatal wound (stabbing the knife down through her neck to the hilt, sending all 15 inches of blade down through her chest ripping through her heart). Our entire house awoke to the sound of her screams!