The 42 

Remembering the homicide victims of 2012.

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Richmond's deadliest month by far was September, registering more than a quarter of the year's homicides: 11. But there were few changes in the picture emerging from statistics on paper. There were 41 homicides in 2010, 37 in 2011, and 42 in the year gone by. The youngest victim was 17, the oldest was 59. Five were women. In other too-familiar trends, 31 of Richmond's homicide victims — nearly three-quarters — were black men. And more than half of those struck down, 22 of them, didn't live to see their 30th birthday.

De`Shawn Lamark Mayo, 21, Jan. 7
Adl Musa Johnson, 22, Jan. 21
Antwon Devon Freeman, 19, Feb. 12
James Stephenson Lee, 59, Feb. 22
Sylvester Jones, 53, March 3
Jerrod Demetrius Oliver, 29, March 16
Keona Monae Johnson, 17, April 5
Khalfaanii Hasaan Sultaan, 37, April 9
Aliza Allen, 48, April 14
Ahkeem Kharee Phillips, 28, April 18
Ahmad K. Phillips, 24, April 18
Freddie Fields, 46, May 1
Rakita Jameek McClenny, 29, May 20
Antoine Leon Saunders, 27, May 22
Orlando J. Shaw, 19, May 31
Jerome Lamont Harris, 38, June 4
Herman Hamid Braxton, 28, June 9
Calvin Vincent Daniel, 20, July 5
Marcus Jamar Williams, 24, July 17
Milton Francis Jackson, 51, July 24
George Edward Clark, 59, Aug. 5
Lorenzo Polanco Milian, 37, Aug. 13
David Joseph Burnett, 52, Aug. 15
Quinton Emanuel Marsalis Conyers, 20, Aug. 16
Antonio Monte Dinkins, 25, Sept. 7
James Earl Porter, 39, Sept. 9
Gregory Reno Carter, 36, Sept. 14
Keonna Shante Watkins, 20, Sept. 14
Loleatta Benita Brown, 36, Sept. 16
Pareshkumar D. Patel, 44, Sept. 20
Malik D. Dasilva, 31, Sept. 20
Andre Terrence Harper, 22, Sept. 26
Shaquan Dominique Mealey, 22, Sept. 29
Andre Lee Seward, 37, Sept. 30
Carter Leon Smith, 50, Sept. 30
Nathan Thomas Ratigan, 24, Oct. 7
Rodney Jerome Shelton, 18, Oct. 10
Terrell Anderson, 33, Nov. 19
Mohammad Taib, 59, Nov. 24
Brandon Edward Goode, 20, Dec. 18.
Lynn Taylor Jr., 31, Dec. 30.
Michael Excell Alexander, 28, Dec. 31.

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Source: Richmond Police Department. This list is an update to our print edition, which went to press Dec. 28.

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