Catherine “Cassie” Heppner Murderer Pleads Guilty

 

The sad tale of a senseless death has some resolution for the family of Catherine “Cassie” Heppner.  In a plea deal, her murderer is expected to plead guilty to the fatal stabbing death of the 46-year-old Timberland marketing director according to people.com.  Without a guilty plea, he could have faced life in prison without the possibility of parole.  His sentencing is November 3.  She had just stopped by the company’s corporate headquarters on a Sunday to pick up some items needed for a business trip when the fatal attack occurred.

 

When Someone You Trust Isn’t Safe

 

What makes the crime more heartbreaking is the alleged perpetrator of this horrendous act was a security guard at the building.  When a person is put in a place of trust, I believe they should receive a tougher penalty under the law.  This senseless act left a family without a mother.  Cassie Heppner leaves behind a bereaved husband and an 8-year-old son.

 

Honoring Cassie Heppner

 

The family of Catherine “Cassie” Heppner has set up a GoFundMe page to support the charities she loved including Girls at Work and Outward Bound.  According to people.com, the fundraising page wants people to remember her life by making each February 9 a “treat the world to a little goodness on that day. Call it ‘Karma for Cassie.’” She was a light in the world and the family hopes to have her remembered by numerous acts of kindness each February 9th.  May her memory be a blessing.

 

 

 

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