The mother of Marcia Trimble will speak Monday at a tree planting ceremony at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to honor crime victims.
The event started at 10 a.m. near the carillon and Court of Three Stars on the park's north end near Jefferson Street.
Marcia Trimble was 9 years old when she was killed in the Green Hills area of Nashville in 1975. Her killer remained at large until Jerome Sydney Barrett was charged with the assault and murder in 2008. Barrett was convicted and sentenced to 44 years in prison in 2009.
Monday's event is the official kickoff for a series of tree planting ceremonies the Board of Probation and Parole is sponsoring in communities across Tennessee this month. A total of eight events will take place.
During this event, BOPP will also present Voice for Victims Awards to two victim advocates for their work on behalf of crime victims.
The ceremony is being held in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
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