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A MADISON MAN IS SPEAKING ABOUT HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.
KILLED, A WEEK AGO TODAY.
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TAKE GEN FULL
ROBIN AND CHARITY GROSSMANN WERE STABBED TO DEATH
AT THEIR EAST SIDE APARTMENT LAST FRIDAY.
DURING A DISPUTE WITH A NEIGHBOR.
ROBIN'S SON SPOKE ONLY.
TO NEWS THREE'S JENNIFER HOFF, ABOUT HOW TO HONOR
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THERE'S A FUND.
SET-UP IN ROBIN AND CHARITY GROSSMANN'S HONOR.
IS ALSO PLANNING THEIR FUNERAL.
AND SAID DESPITE HIS GRIEF, CHAD GROSSMANN FORGIVES
THE MAN WHO KILLED HIS MOTHER AND SISTER.
CHAD GROSSMANN/VICTIM'S FAMILY says, They were both
just wonderful people..:26
FROM A LIVING ROOM.
CHAD GROSSMAN LOVINGLY REMEMBERS HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.
CHAD says, My mom really loved to feed the birds and
ALSO TOOK TIME TO CARE FOR CHILDREN.
WHILE CHAD'S SISTER CHARITY.
LOVED TO LAUGH.
CHAD says, Just such a warm person, you know, we always
laughed very hard together..:09
HE HAD TO PICK OUT PICTURES.
THAT SHOWED OFF THEIR PERSONALITY TO PUT UP.
AT THE PAIR'S FUNERAL.
CHAD says, I made it to a point where I could see
the back door of the apartment and saw it was open
and my heart just sank..:00
OFFICERS GAVE GROSSMANN THE BAD NEWS.
AT THE EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE APARTMENT ROBIN LIVED
IN, AND CHARITY WAS VISITING.
NEIGHBOR LONDRELL JOHNSON FOUGHT WITH, THEN STABBED
AND STILL HAD THE KNIFE WHEN POLICE SHOT AND KILLED
JOHNSON'S FAMILY SAID HE WAS SCHIZOPHRENIC.
People with mental health issues need to be approached
in a certain way, you know what I'm saying..:06
GROSSMANN'S MOTHER HAD RECENTLY MOVED IN, AND TOLD
SHE FELT SAFE.
HE HAS FORGIVEN JOHNSON, AND INSTEAD BLAMES MENTAL
HEALTH FUNDING SHORTAGES.
CHAD says, What good does it do to ignore a population
of people, especially without proper care, things
like this can happen..:34
IN THE MEANTIME, GROSSMANN IS TRYING TO PUT THE PAST
AND FOCUS ON MAKING A FUTURE WITHOUT HIS FAMILY.
CHAD says, I want to be strong for my brothers, for
my family and I don't want them to see me bitter or
ON CAM -- JENNIFER --
ALSO LIVED AT THE APARTMENT, AND WAS STABBED.
BUT HE ESCAPED, AND CALLED FOR HELP.
HE'S SINCE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.
MEANWHILE, ROBIN AND CHARITY'S FUNERAL IS TOMORROW
MORNING AT 11.
AND WE'LL PUT THE OTHER DETAILS, ALONG WITH THE FUND.
ON CHANNEL 3-THOUSAND DOT COM.
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