Saturday will mark five years since the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Among those killed in the early morning of June 12, 2016, was Torrington High School graduate Kimberly “KJ” Morris.
Two months before the shooting, Morris posted on Facebook about being in Florida “longer than expected.” She would rather have been up North where she was originally from, but she was down South taking care of family.
“Gotta stick around Mom a little longer,” Morris wrote. “*Sigh*”
Shakira Henley-Fessler, who once lived with Morris, believes her old friend was in the middle of a struggle to find a sense of community there.
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