Family and friends of Hannah Hill gathered at the gazebo next to Springfield Lake Sunday afternoon to remember Hannah Hill.
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Family and friends of Hannah Hill gathered at the gazebo next to Springfield Lake Sunday afternoon to remember Hannah Hill.
A balloon launch in the young woman's memory. "It will help us in our mourning," said Hill's brother Justin Hill.
Denny Ross was convicted earlier this month and sentenced to 19 years to life for Hannah Hill's murder back in 1999. He was tried a year later, but a judge declared a mistrial.
"We were there every day in the courthouse, thank God it's over we finally got justice for Hannah," said her father Elza Hill.
With tears in his eyes, Elza Hill, said "we came here to have a memorial for Hannah, a final goodbye."
Dozens of people stood in the cold, wet weather to write messages on balloons that were released. Her father wrote on one balloon, Dad will always love you.
Denny Ross murder case
After being convicted of the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill in Akron, Denny Ross is headed to prison for at least 19 more years.
A jury convicted him of a 1999 murder last week. This afternoon, a Summit County judge will sentence Denny Ross for the crime.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver met 18-year-old Hannah Hill in 1999 and warned her ' If you keep hanging with this crew, you will be dead in six months."
Jurors in Akron have found Denny Ross guilty of murdering Hannah Hill in 1999.
After deliberating for about five days, jurors have reached a verdict in the Akron retrial of Denny Ross for the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill.
"Hannah Hill was a bright, outgoing girl," said assistant prosecutor Matthew Meyer during closing arguments in the Denny Ross murder retrial. "Life was a non-stop party for Denny Ross and he liked to be the center of attention."
The woman who was beaten and raped by Denny Ross in 2004 testified she heard him say, "...she's dead. Not again," as she lie on the floor. Ross is being retried for the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill.
The ex-girlfriend of Denny Ross testifies under oath Thursday morning, without the jury present, telling the judge that Denny Ross choked her during rough sex.
Prosecutors are expected to rest their case next week in the retrial of Denny Ross for the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hannah Hill.