© 2023 90.7 WMFE. All Rights Reserved.
Public Media News for Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

National Day of Righteous Outrage in Ocala Will Amplify Calls for Justice for AJ Owens

 A.J. Owens, a 35-year-old mother of four, was shot and killed in Ocala in June.
Justice for AJ Owens GoFundMe
AJ Owens, a 35-year-old mother of four, was shot and killed in Ocala in June.

The family and friends of an Ocala mother-of-four who was shot dead by her neighbor are holding a rally Saturday in her honor.

The National Day of Righteous Outrage aims to unite faith and civil rights leaders along with residents in their pursuit of justice for AJ Owens.

Owens, a Black mother-of-four, was shot and killed by her white neighbor Susan Lorincz in Ocala last month.

Lorincz has been charged with manslaughter and battery, despite Owens’ family calling for the steeper charge of murder.

A hundred people are expected to attend Saturday’s event at the Kingdom Revival Church including AJ’s mother, her three best friends, attorney Ben Crump and Marcus Arbery, the father of Ahmaud Arbery.

There will be opportunities for community dialogue around gun violence, along with free mental health resources and voter registration.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.
Related Content
90.7 WMFE relies on donors like you. Your support allows us to provide independent, trustworthy journalism and fact-based content. Show your support today by contributing on a monthly basis or making a single online donation.