Friends of a woman who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Vienna, Virginia, are coming together to help her three children who have to go on without her.
Sabrina Titus, 47, was stabbed to death by her ex-husband, Ralph Titus, 53, Sunday evening, police said. According to investigators, Ralph Titus shot and killed himself after stabbing his ex-wife.
Sabrina Titus was a mother of three, including 8-year-old fraternal twins. Friends said a picture of the mother pushing her son, who has special needs, while running a 5K captured the spirit of the woman.
"I can't imagine,” said photographer Laura Goyer. “I can't imagine the people who had to explain this to their children, when as an adult, I can barely even comprehend it."
“We’re all just heartbroken,” said Sarah Randall, a family friend. “It’s just such a tragic event to happen to Sabrina and her family."
Goyer is collecting mementoes and pictures of Sabrina Titus to put inside a memory box for her children.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for funeral expenses as well as child care, medical care and other expenses for the children.
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SourceCore Studio on Church Street, Northwest, is inviting the community to a yoga meditation lesson Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. in Sabrina Titus' memory as a fundraiser for the family.