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Family of murder victims ask public for help catching killers

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Sabine Schiavo and Taska Washington say they are living a nightmare, crippled by grief and the unanswered questions surrounding the murder of their children Alina Schiavo and Johnny Jackson.

"I wake up every single morning at 3 a.m. in a cold sweat. I dream of somebody shooting him in the head," said Washington.

Police said Alina Schiavo and Jackson were the victims of a violent home invasion at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Conley Rd in S.E. Atlanta nearly a month ago.

"Somebody went into his home pretending to be his friend, and they killed him, and because he was loyal, he didn't see it coming," said Washington.

"We believe there were multiple assailants, perhaps several weapons used, multiple shots fired, and both victims shot multiple times. It was a very violent act," said Capt. Paul Guerrucci, Atlanta Police Homicide Commander.

"She died alone in pain. I can only imagine what went through her mind. I couldn't even be there for the last moments of her life," said Sabine Schiavo.

Now Alina Schiavo's son will grow up without his mother.

"He asks every day for her, every day and I don't know what to tell him," said Schaivo.

Police said because of the time and location of the homicide, they have few leads. Washington and Schiavo hope someone does the right thing.

"Those people need to be caught. They need to be put away forever because they are going to kill again," said Schiavo.

"Come forward and tell the police what happened. I need that. I need that to get along with my life," said Washington.

Investigators said they don't have any suspects in the case, they don't know how many people were involved and they are not sure about the motive for the crime.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The number is 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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