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Denise Sznitko

In memory of Janine Sznitko

My little sister was murdered in her home on September 4, 2021, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She had feared for her life. Went to the police and judges numerous times pleading for help, but was turned away, and the threats that she received from the man that would eventually kill her were not taken seriously.

After he killed her, he stayed in her home for four days. He went through our family belongings, stole her car, and drove to Chicago. He went to a pawn shop where he sold things and then he barricaded himself in a hotel room, where he turned the gun on himself.

He was never her boyfriend at any point – this was a classic case of,  “If I can’t have you, no one will.”

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