Ceremony recognizes victims of crime in Washoe County


An annual ceremony on Wednesday recognized the victims of crime across Washoe County with a vigil and more.

The event was held at the Mills B. Lane Justice Center in Reno and featured a candlelight vigil and ceremony outside the courthouse. News 4's Shelby Sheehan served as emcee.

Before the ceremony, attendees heard from Murad Amin, the 14-year-old son of slain cab driver Sami Amin. Members of local law enforcement and Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks were in attendance.

More than 10 local groups were recognized as well for their work in crime victims' rights.

The ceremony coincides with National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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