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Councillor Seeks Recognition for Murdered Dartmouth Teen

(Wednesday, August 27/2003)-- Tomorrow (August 28th) marks the fourth anniversary of the unsolved murder of Dartmouth teenager Jason MacCullough, who was shot to death in Big Pinehill Park in 1999.

Councillor Jim Smith, who represents the area on Halifax Regional Council, is proposing that the park be re-named in memory of Jason. The District 9 Councillor intends to bring a motion to that effect before Halifax Regional Council.

Rewards are still being offered to the public for anyone with information that would lead to the successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 19-year-old Jason MacCullough.

Councillor Smith said " The murder was a senseless act of cowardice and there are people in the community who may be able to provide the last pieces of evidence that would lead to an arrest."

On Saturday, August 28th, 1999, at around 1:27 a.m., Jason MacCullough was walking home through Pinehill Park in Dartmouth after visiting friends. As Jason proceeded through the park, he was approached and fatally shot.

A "March Against Violence" is held each year in memory of Jason's murder. Hundreds of citizens turn out to march the streets in support of a safer community and send a message to criminals that they will not be tolerated in this community.


Councillor Jim Smith
(902) 490-4692 or (902) 229-8887

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