We are sorry to inform the Lee community that Suzanne M.
Collins class of 1984,
passed on Friday, July 12, 1985.
Suzanne, a brave, dedicated
and beautiful young Lancer joined the Marines to protect and serve her
county. She was killed on July 12, 1985, in Millington,
Tennessee by Sedley Alley. Mr. Alley is sentenced to die Wednesday
June 28, 2006, for murdering her among other things. The following
link is to a web site which reports on the events of that tragic event
as well as showing her picture in a Lancer softball uniform:
Also here is another link: http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=5068437
A final note:
Washington Times Thursday,
June 28, 2006
State executes Marine's
yesterday executed a man convicted of killing a young female marine in
1985. It was the second time the state has used capital
punishment in about 30 years.
Officials at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution said Sedley Alley,
50, was pronounced dead at 3:12 a.m. after an injection of lethal
chemicals. Alley was the second person executed in the state
since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
He was convicted of the murder of Marine Lance Corporal Suzanne
Collins, 19, who was abducted, raped and killed while jogging near a
naval air station close to Memphis.