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Tower District Stabbing Victim Family Speaks Out

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A Fresno family continues to mourn the death of their loved one murdered in a deadly stabbing in Fresno's Tower District.

The family of 46-year-old Lisa Gilvary is still searching for answers into what caused accused killer, 26-year-old Michael Crockell to stab Gilvary to death, and badly hurt her room mate 20-year-old Jennifer Gonzalez, and Fresno Police Officer Jonathan Linzey.

Gilvary's daughter Katie Lung says her mother was a caring loving person, who would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need.

She still can't believe her mother is gone.

But she is grateful for the time they got to spend together.

Katie Lung says, "I'm very thankful to have had my mother around for 21 years to be able to provide me with support and love and affection." Erik Rosales asks, "You know she is still watching over you?" Katie says, "I know she's watching over me saying don't you cry."

Katie adds, "If she saw someone walking down the street she would say hi I'm Lisa can I make you some food."

Since the news of her murder became known residents of the Tower District used social media sites, like Facebook's "Please Help Stop Crime in the Tower District" page to leave special messages about the 46-year-old mother.

Lung wants to thank everyone for the kind words.

She adds her mother was going to school taking law classes, and was enjoying her time as a grandmother.

Katie says, "I know she felt love, she felt like she was doing something right, and felt like she was succeeding in life and that she had all these dreams and expectations."

As for her mother's accused killer, 26-year-old Michael Crockell, Katie says she wishes no harm, but wants justice to be served.

Katie Lung says, "My mom wouldn't want me to wish him harm. My mom wouldn't want to do anything that wasn't right, because that wasn't the person she was."

Reporter Erik Rosales spoke with the other victim 20-year-old Jennifer Gonzalez by phone.

She remains inside the hospital recovering from her injuries.

Jennifer wants to thank Officer Jonathan Linzey for saving her life.

She also says she will miss Lisa.

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