A Columbus mother takes a stand two years after her teenage daughter was shot and killed by her high school boyfriend.
In August of 2011, 18-year-old Leigh Belyn had just graduated from New Albany High School. Celeste Lecour-Belyn said her daughter's boyfriend, 19-year old Juvon Williams, was like part of the family.
Leigh's mother said she missed all the signs of mental abuse. She said it wasn't until Juvon hit Leigh that she realized her daughter was in danger.
"I said he's leaving for Afghanistan in three days so just let him go. We'll keep him away from her, cause her father called and said stay away you're no longer allowed to come over," said Lecour-Belyn.
Police said the next day, Williams shot and killed Leigh, stuffed her body in the trunk of a car, and led police on a chase that ended in a shootout.
Williams was shot and killed by police.
"All of this was something that I didn't think could happen to me. I didn't think it could happen to us," explained Lecour-Belyn.
Two years after the unthinkable, Leigh's father, a member of a popular reggae band, is helping to raise money for Leigh's Legacy.
Money raised will help Leigh's mother reach out to parents and young people to talk about the signs of abuse in teen relationships.
Belyn says if she can save one child, if she can spare one parent, then her daughter's death wasn't completely in vain.
Leigh's Legacy allows the murdered teen's mother to visit schools and parent groups to talk about the signs of dating abuse, and where families can go for help.