Her daughter was murdered. She speaks from experience about crime victim’s rights

Shirley Blomberg's daughter, Samantha Maher, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 2002. The victim-witness coordinator who accompanied her through the court process was priceless, she says. A law being introduced in the Idaho legislature, called M
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Shirley Blomberg's daughter, Samantha Maher, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 2002. The victim-witness coordinator who accompanied her through the court process was priceless, she says. A law being introduced in the Idaho legislature, called M

Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.

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