Stabbing victim remembered at oyster roast benefiting victims of domestic violence

Stabbing victim remembered at oyster roast benefiting victims of domestic violence

The victim of a deadly stabbing was remembered Sunday by co-workers and friends.

An oyster roast was held in memory of Tasha Lucia of James Island. The 25-year-old was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, Robert Kronsberg early last year.

The money raised will help victims of domestic violence.

Hungry oyster lovers filled the deck at Folly Beach. Locklear's Beach City Grill hosted their 2nd annual oyster roast in memory of Tasha Lucia.

"She worked here for 6 years. She was beautiful young woman and she was killed in a very brutal way," said Locklear's General Manager Imelda Erickson.

In February of last year, co-workers found Lucia's body in the James Island apartment she shared with her boyfriend, Robert Kronsberg.

The 25-year-old was beaten, stabbed and hit with a hammer.

Locklear's employee Sandy Townsend said, "It was devastating to find out that that could happen to somebody that we knew of, and could happen on James Island."

South Carolina is second in the nation for the number of women killed by men, according to the Violence Policy Center.

"It's not something that you expect to happen where you live," said Townsend.

Lucia is now remembered by those raising money to help others.

"Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness, and it was also Tasha's favorite color," said Locklear's employee Jessica Nelson.

"We had a total of 70 something contributors, and all the money goes to My Sister's House," said Townsend.

My Sister's House is a non-profit organization geared towards helping victims of domestic violence find a safe place.

As domestic violence awareness month comes to end, the women are hoping to get the word out through encouragement, good food and music.

Lucia's boyfriend, Robert Kronsberg's confessed to killing his girlfriend. He is set to stand trial in a few weeks.