Petition Demanding Harsh Sentencing Created in Wake of Double Murder

Community support is building for a new law, named for the young victim of a double murder.

In August, 4-year-old Lilly Frasier and her mother, Crystal Riley, were found stabbed to death in their Glens Falls home.

A local group is pushing for harsher mandatory sentences for anyone who murders a child.

Stop the Violence has started a petition for what they want to become, 'Lilly's Law.'

Founder Robert Pemberton tells News Channel 13 their legislation ensures that anyone who murders a child, gets the maximum sentence.

"If you kill a minor under the age of 17, in a domestic dispute, a physical altercation, or a threat that you carry out, you get a life in prison, without the possibility of parole."

Pemberton wants to deliver the petition to Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer once they reach 5,000 signatures.

They received almost 4,000 signatures in the first 36 hours.

"This young lady was 4, there's nothing that this young lady could have did to this young man, to cause her to lose her life."

Bryan Redden is facing two counts of first degree murder and, if convicted, also faces life in prison without parole.

However, without Lilly's Law, Redden could receive a lesser sentence.

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