Local murder victim remembered by friends and family

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - The family of Amber Robinson is still in pain over the death of the West Chester teen.

Robinson was stabbed and killed on September 10, 2009. Witnesses say Amber was trying to break up a fight in the parking lot of the North Pointe Townhomes in West Chester.

Within hours of her death police had 18-year-old Khrendon Gray in custody.

Gray was later convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. It was a day of justice for Amber's mother, Tascha Robinson, but a sentencing she wishes was longer.

"My daughter will never get married, she'll never have a husband, she'll never have a child and I feel like the same should happen with him, he should spend the rest of his life in jail," says Robinson.

This year her friends organized a small block party at North Pointe Townhomes, not far from where she was killed.

Her best friend Desiree Thomas says Amber is still here in spirit and she thinks about her daily.

"We always clicked, we never had an argument, we always had each others backs...we was there for each other," says Thomas.

To honor her life and keep her smile going Amber's friends like Demante Mitchell say they will continue to plan memorials every year near the same place she was killed.

"Just being with everybody, just made everything so much better. I like being around her mom 'cause her mom knows how to make everybody happy, she is the strongest person I know," says Mitchell.

"We just remember the good things about Amber and what type of person she was, she was the type of person who loves severely and was loved," says Robinson.

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