Homicide Victim's Mom Launches Crime Tip Hotline

By Grant Stinchfield
|  Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009  |  Updated 11:25 PM CDT
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Grieving Mom Hopes Hotline Can Bring in Crime Tips

The mother of a slain teen has started a hotline in an effort to save other kids.

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Grieving Mom Hopes Hotline Can Bring in Crime Tips

The mother of a slain 18-year-old girl has started a hotline in an effort to save other kids.
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The mother of a slain 18-year-old girl has started a hotline in an effort to save other kids.

Kamisha Hall, a Cedar Hill basketball player, was found beaten to death last month. Her body was dumped in an Oak Cliff creek bed along U.S. 67.

Yolanda Riley's daughter, Hall's mother, has started the Live and Let Live hotline with a group that includes Cedar Hill police, church groups and former gang members.

"This is just another opportunity for them to open up," Riley said. "A lot of the kids don't want to talk to police."

She said such unwillingness to "snitch" is one reason why her daughter's homicide case has gone unsolved.

The hotline provides an opportunity for troubled young people call in anonymously. The volunteers who answer the phones have access to resources that can help people with drug addiction or violence.

Live and Let Live operates from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Organizers said they hope to secure funding to make it a 27-hour operation.

Riley said she hopes it also becomes a safe place where kids can call police tips that could help solve crimes such as her daughter's. She said she also hopes the people who killed her daughter, "Get that off your heart and do the right thing."

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