On October 8th, it will be 4 years since Elly Sheykhet’s daughter Alina was killed by her ex-boyfriend, Saul and Joe spoke with Elly Sheykhet to see how she is coping and continuing to keep Alina’s memory alive.
Alina Sheykhet was a student at the University of Pittsburgh and was killed by Matthew Darby at her off-campus apartment Oct. 8, 2017. She was 20 years old.
Darby was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in October.
Elly Sheykhet, said Alina will always shine through a foundation called Alina's Light. It raises money for causes that were important to her, like performing arts, children and animals.
The foundation also has a focus on domestic violence awareness. Court records show Darby was served a protection from abuse order a short time before he murdered Alina.
Her parents are also working to get Alina's Law passed to protect others.