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by Valerie Wells

The Galveston Daily News was on hand for Thursday’s “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event on Seawall Blvd. in Galveston to bring attention to domestic violence.  Anne-Christine’s mother, Stephanie Johnson, brought along her murdered daughter’s old, red and navy blue 5-inch heels with white polka dots and stripes, which Anne-Christine wore the last time her mother saw her alive.

“I hate those shoes,” Stephanie said. “I would ask her, ‘Why are you walking all over League City in those tacky shoes? I’ll buy you
another pair.'”

The old shoes are about a half size too small for Stephanie Johnson, but she has bigger concerns than blisters and sore feet. Her daughter left behind two sons.