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Friday, June 25, 2010

[TX] [Murder-suicide] City of Rowlett Municipal Judge Belinda Loveland "was awesome."


A City of Rowlett judge and her husband are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide, police say. Police arrived at the residence in the 3200 block of Sunrise after responding to a call from Dustin Loveland who received a text message from his father explaining that he had murdered his wife... [LINK]

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City of Rowlett Municipal Judge Belinda Loveland left a legacy with children from good families and broken homes. She was also the founder of Camp ROCK, a mentoring program for junior high students. The camp included fun activities like bowling to coach them on the game of life..."She was awesome," said camp participant Stephanie Palmer. "I loved her"... Many of the students were waiting for Loveland to arrive at Bowl-a-Rama Monday when they learned that their favorite judge had been the victim in a murder-suicide... Loveland inspired children at-risk children who ended up in her juvenile court... "She didn't blame them, but she gave them more courage, and loved to know they can do it" ... It is her gentle, fun-loving spirit they will remember most. [LINK]

...[Funeral] Services for Richard Loveland are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Pointe Church chapel in Rockwall; services for Belinda Loveland will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Lake Pointe's Pier 419 youth chapel. The city and the Pray Rowlett fellowship of ministers will host a vigil in honor of Belinda Loveland and other victims of domestic violence at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce lawn, 3910 Main St. A memorial fund set up in Belinda Loveland's honor will benefit the ROCK program. "She was naturally drawn to kids because that's where she could make an impact," Kimberly Loveland said. "ROCK has to keep going." [LINK]

The Rowlett community will come together on Friday evening (June 25) at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of the Chamber of Commerce at 3910 Main Street to pray for Hope Against Violence. This vigil is in response to recent violent acts over the past several months that have claimed four lives in Rowlett... Junior High students from Coyle Middle School who participated in a program Judge Loveland started for at-risk teens also plan to attend the vigil and funeral services wearing their Camp ROCK (Reaching Our Community's Kids) T-shirts. Over the past several years, Judge Loveland's ROCK program has provided hundreds of students with mentoring that teaches life skills, provided them with the training and encouragement necessary to succeed in school and stay out of the juvenile justice system, while advocating the benefits of living substance-free. Any assistance you can give us to inform the Rowlett community about the Hope Against Violence prayer vigil on Friday will be greatly appreciated. For more information: 972-463-3954. [LINK]
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4 comments:

  1. AnonymousJune 26, 2010

    She was an awesome woman - heaven holds a special place for people like her.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 05, 2010

    WHEN WE GET A PERSON LIKE THIS IT IS SUCH A BLESSING. I DID NOT KNOW HER,BUT I KNEW SOMEONE LIKE HER.MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

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  3. AnonymousJuly 06, 2010

    Judges with a Heart is really hard to fine. My heart goes out to her.We need more Judges like her.God has her now.

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  4. I loved her.

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