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‘To Whom It May Concern, My name is Jessica Saum and I am a victim of the crimes committed by William Wood that occurred on September 15, 2018 at Chili's restaurant in Dewitt.NY. That day started out normal and ended being the worst day of my life. Not only did I lose two of the best men I have ever known, but my own life was almost taken as well. Having to lay there helpless and watch my two friends get executed is a nightmare that I relive everyday. ‘Then to have the gun to the back of my head thinking my life was over is nothing that anyone should have to go through. I'm thankful that the gun jammed but in those few seconds, I was the most scared I've ever been. At that point, I got into the office and getting my head straight to call for help felt impossible. I just held Steve's hand and just kept saying help is coming. The ‘memory | have of holding Steve’s hand and watching him take his last breath is something | can't stop seeing. Once help arrived moments later I had to come out of the office only to see the horror of Kris dying as well. These were two great men that did not deserve to be taken out of the world like this. 1 am afraid to sleep most nights because I replay the whole thing over and over wishing I could have done something to change what happened that night. have lost the ability to be the person I was before. Living with this is much harder than I ever thought it would be, but with the help of my family, friends and strength that Kris and Steve had.1 am trying very hard to regain my life. All of our lives are changed forever by this senseless act but the memories we have of these two extraordinary men will live in our hearts forever. I am grateful that I had the pleasure of having them in my life, and I will never forget ‘them. Although this sentencing will not bring back my dear friends, it will hopefully ensure that pure evil will never be able to commit such a heinous crime again. ~ Jessica Saum