Angie Harmon didn't realize it was the six month anniversary of when her 20-year-old daughter died when she signed up to help a local domestic violence shelter raise money at the Crosstie Festival in Cleveland, Mississippi on Saturday.
"A friend of mine actually said, ‘Do you realize what that day is.' I said no; She said, ‘That's the six month mark of Shelby's death. I'm, like, that's quite a coincidence or a little bit more than a coincidence," recalls Angie.
Harmon's daughter, Shelby Harmon, passed away in October 2012; her boyfriend, Rodney Fulgham, 23, was later arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide in the case.
Since then, Angie has been honoring her memory by partnering with "Our Home," an organization that provides shelter for men, women and children that are victims of domestic violence. Angie adds that the group provides hotlines for domestic violence victims in emergency situations.
"Sandy my other cousin, she said, ‘We've got to do something, we've got to help' because it's so many people that's affected by domestic violence and nobody realizes," says Angie.
While Angie says it is too late to save her daughter, she can still use her story to save others. With this on her mind during Saturday's festival, Angie not only helped the shelter but the shelter provided her with peace.
"If I was home alone, I'd be moping around and just depressed and it's good to get out and do something positive," says Angie.
Angie says 23-year-old Rodney Fulgham - the man charged with Shelby's death - was supposed to go before a grand jury in March, but she says it now could be November. She says she's been told cases like this can take upwards of three months.
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