Mother wants murdered daughter to be remembered for 'how she lived,' not how she died


    The mother of a 26-year-old woman who was brutally murdered over the weekend posted a tribute to her on Facebook. (Photo courtesy of Tawny Williams)

    (KUTV) -- The mother of a 26-year-old woman who was brutally shot and murdered over the weekend posted a tribute to her on Facebook Tuesday.

    Tawny Williams described her daughter Lisa as a "kind, sweet, generous, loving" person who "brought joy and excitement to every aspect of life."

    The Facebook post says,

    My beautiful Lisa, she was murdered while decorating a Christmas tree with the homemade ornaments she was making with the kids (3 year old twins) She was so kind, sweet, generous, loving, and brought joy and excitement to every aspect of life. Please share the beauty of her life rather than the monster that ripped her from ours. I am asking that anyone that has posted the picture and article with the evil killer as the subject please remove it and share Lisa’s beauty instead. She was magic, and I want her remembered for how she lived and not for how she was killed.

    Police say Lisa was brutally murdered by a Skyridge High School teacher, Chelsea Cook. Lisa was dating Cook's ex-husband at the time of her murder.

    Travis Cook told officers that Chelsea, 32, stopped by the apartment to deliver cold medicine to one of their children, according to court documents.

    Chelsea entered the apartment while Travis was in the parking lot. She was told to leave, according to police, but refused.

    Travis says she then locked herself in the bathroom. Emergency crews were called at this time.

    Chelsea later exited the bathroom to grab her coat before suddenly pulling out a handgun and firing three to five shots at Williams, according to police.

    Travis and Chelsea Cook's two 3-year-old twins witnessed the entire ordeal.

    The 32-year-old teacher is facing a possible aggravated murder charge.



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