PROSPECT PARK, Pa. - The fight to Save Our Streets hits close to home for one family whose son was killed blocks from Temple University’s freshmen dorms.
His parents, and former schools, are doing everything they can to keep his memory alive.Molly and Dennis Collington never imagined they would spend so much of their time at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.But if their son’s case is on a docket, they are showing up.
Whether they need to or not."We’ll never miss anything to do with any of this, because it’s our boy, and he would be here if it was someone else," says Molly Collington, Sam Collington’s mother.RELATED COVERAGE:The 21-year-old Temple University student was shot and killed blocks from campus in late November of 2021 as he was unloading his car after Thanksgiving break.
Philadelphia Police arrested 17-year-old Latif Williams for his murder."We want justice for Sam, that’s the only thing that will give us any type of peace ever, is justice for Sam," says Molly."Sam was my hero and he would’ve been a hero to a lot of people had he not been murdered," says Dennis Collington, Sam’s father.In his hometown of Prospect Park, in Delaware County, Sam’s memory lives on.There is a memorial at the Norwood Public Library beside the American flag that Sam fundraised to purchase.