THE TRISHA BENNETT STORY
The story of Trisha Bennett began on September 7, 1989 at 10:13 p.m. when she was born to her very brave 16 year old mother, Tara, in Marlborough, MA. She was a beautiful infant and as she matured with her curious ways she developed a stubbornness that no one could harness. She was a very headstrong young woman and insisted on doing things her way. Trisha had a child of her own at 17 years old. She was extremely loyal to her friends and family, especially to her sister, Kayla, and to her daughter, Atiana.
Trisha lived in Marlborough, MA for the majority of her life, attending Marlborough Public Schools and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, MA, and was well known and loved by many. Trisha worked hard to support herself and her daughter, working at several local restaurants. Trisha was known to lock her keys in her car frequently; she was on a first name basis with the folks at AAA [Emergency Road Service].
Cited as the most violent crime in Hudson, MA history, the horrific events that took place on May 1, 2010, shortly after 3 a.m., Trisha and her boyfriend, Angel Ortiz, succumbed to critical injuries that went against the fabric of life and spirit that Trisha embodied. To date, this is the only double homicide in Hudson, MA history. As of October 2012, the assailant was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the chance for parole.
The Trisha Bennett Anti-Violence Project, and it’s umbrella foundation, The Trisha Bennett Foundation, was founded by Shannon (Bennett) Adams in memory of her 20 year old niece. Inspired by the outpouring of human compassion by Trisha’s friends, they decided to advocate and raise money for foundations that provide services and resources to young women (and children) in need.
Created to honor Trisha’s life, and the philosophy of turning bad to good. The Trisha Bennett Anti-Violence Project operates by promoting a mission in a manner that was appropriate to her dreams, beliefs and aspirations. The Foundation seeks to inspire young women to end the cycle of violence through EDUCATION, PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, SUPPORT and HOPE, through a spectrum of educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Trisha’s story.
The Foundation is less focused on the particulars of the horrific events leading up to her death keeping the emphasis focused on positive events and activities that can come from a unified front to end the cycle of violence for young women who feel they have nowhere to turn, or do not know where to turn when they are confronted with domestic violence, violent crime, or threat of potential violence.
To support diversity programs in anti-violence education, life skills training for adolescents and young adults, and to help youth foundations establish and maintain safe environments for youth. These programs will educate women on ending the cycle of violence, promote independence and provide a space where they can feel safe and be themselves.
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On May 1st, 2010 Trisha was taken from us in a double homicide in Hudson, MA. Her family and friends are sponsoring an ANNUAL 5K RUN / WALK in her name and donating all proceeds to CASA MYRNA - a 501(c)(3) organization involved in helping young adults inflicted by violence. PLEASE SUPPORT US THROUGH YOUR PARTICIPATION OR GENEROUS DONATION.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. JOIN US MAY 4TH @ THE MARLBORO MOOSE!