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  • Signer_FullName: matt kates
  • Remote Name: 66.235.78.94
  • Date: 04/30/2006
  • Time: 12:25 PM

Comments

its been 10 years now. i remember it like it was yesterday. i think about you every single day brother. i miss you man, i will see you again, until then goodbye. matt


  • Signer_FullName: christie fetzer
  • Remote Name: 72.22.226.158
  • Date: 04/17/2006
  • Time: 12:39 PM

Comments

i will never forget Christopher's name


  • Signer_FullName: col
  • Remote Name: 62.252.64.18
  • Date: 02/23/2006
  • Time: 05:48 PM

Comments

my heart goes out to you xx


  • Signer_FullName: Lesley
  • Remote Name: 141.150.67.163
  • Date: 02/01/2006
  • Time: 08:31 AM

Comments

May God Bless you and your family.... I'm sorry for your pain...Just know now...that God has a new ANGEL with him.... May He rest In Peace....


  • Signer_FullName: Ruby Lynn Romero-McNamara
  • Remote Name: 144.30.94.63
  • Date: 11/22/2005
  • Time: 05:03 PM

Comments

I have known Teresita for 35 years and she is one of my best friends to this day. No Mother should have to endure what she has. Christopher was a wonderful little boy full of energy and love. My son Michaes and he played together beautifully. My prayers are with you Christopher in heaven that you continue to watch over all your loved ones and know how much you are missed and loved always. Ruby


  • Signer_FullName: Yolanda
  • Remote Name: 71.111.199.35
  • Date: 11/15/2005
  • Time: 06:57 PM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss. May God heal your pain. I hope that Christopher's beautiful memory comforts your lonely nights without him.


  • Signer_FullName: joanie
  • Remote Name: 71.130.161.66
  • Date: 11/06/2005
  • Time: 10:32 PM

Comments

as i sit here cradling my newborn son in my arms, i am overwhelmed with sorrow for your loss. your son was a beautiful person, inside and out, what a waste, and the bastard who did it is still out there. what a world we live in. it makes me want to never let my children out of my sight, but realistically all we can do is hope and pray that they'll be okay. i know this sounds cliché, but your son truly is in a better place and someday you will meet again.


  • Signer_FullName: C. Handley
  • Remote Name: 72.240.36.195
  • Date: 10/25/2005
  • Time: 12:50 PM

Comments

I am truly sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.


  • Signer_FullName: Srah Jackson
  • Remote Name: 86.133.40.78
  • Date: 10/05/2005
  • Time: 01:59 PM

Comments

hi i am doing a school project on the death penalty and came across the story of christopher and i am sorry for you loss. may he rest in peace. I know how you feel as i lost someone in my life and will never get over him. sorry


  • Signer_FullName: Robert Sargent
  • Remote Name: 71.245.201.237
  • Date: 10/03/2005
  • Time: 03:45 PM

Comments

My mom was murdered by my biological father in 1991. People don't realize that losing someone to murder is much worse than losing someone to natural causes. The hate, anger, bitterness... thinking the killer will get a fair sentence then they get a slap on the wrist. Your family is in my prayers. Unfortunately, we are not alone.


  • Signer_FullName: karyn graham
  • Remote Name: 210.49.167.250
  • Date: 09/26/2005
  • Time: 04:33 AM

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  • Signer_FullName: D. Kates
  • Remote Name: 65.54.97.190
  • Date: 08/26/2005
  • Time: 07:39 PM

Comments

I came across your site while doing a search on my own son. His name is also Christopher Kates and he is 18. I could not go by it without reading it. My heart breaks for you and your family.


  • Signer_FullName: Antoinette Jardin
  • Remote Name: 24.4.209.117
  • Date: 08/11/2005
  • Time: 09:15 PM

Comments

I feel your loss. Your website memorial to Christopher is beautiful and my eyes well up in tears reading his sister's letter. I too have lost my first-born son to a senseless act of violence on Christmas Eve 2002 in Vallejo, CA. He was shot at 10 times and 6 of the bullets entered his body. The vermin wanted to slaughter my son and he did. After the first trial was dismissed two days before jury selection in 2003, and the appeal overturned in January 2005, the accused finally faced a jury of his peers. On Wednesday 8/03/05, the jury reached a verdict after 8 hours of deliberation over a two day period. GUILTY...of murder in the first degree with intent to kill along with 4 other counts. I will never understand why man kills his fellow man in an act so vile and cruel. Just know this..."what the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose." God gave us the gift to make life through childbirth, and shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. Somehow we acquire inner strength to endure this pain but the hollow is at the pit of our bellies so deep. Too, too deep for words alone can not explain. The right to defend life even after death is still a mother's job, it's inherent. As you go through the days of your life in the physical sense without Christopher know he is watching every move that you make and step you take. He's an angel whose life was taken too soon. One Love & May God bless you always, Mrs. Antoinette Jardin


  • Signer_FullName: Lorena Franco
  • Remote Name: 66.81.30.140
  • Date: 07/25/2005
  • Time: 04:42 PM

Comments

HI, IM 18 YEARS OLD AND IM STUDYING CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT MARIC COLLEGE IN VISTA CA, I JUST READ CHRISTOPHER'S STORY AND IT MADE ME FEEL I HAD SOMETHING TO WORK FOR, AND THAT IS TO PUNISH THOSE WHO COMMIT WRONG. IM REALLY SORRY AND FROM NOW ON TRUST ME ALL THOSE WHO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PAY FOR WHAT THEY DO...


  • Signer_FullName: jenny
  • Remote Name: 12.25.242.137
  • Date: 07/08/2005
  • Time: 12:57 AM

Comments

I am sorry for your loss. In 1989 My Great Uncle was shot in the back of the head in front of his daughter. i was 6 or 7 years old and i still remember.


  • Signer_FullName: Nia Jones
  • Remote Name: 86.130.184.226
  • Date: 07/05/2005
  • Time: 09:04 AM

Comments

I am so sorry to hear about your son Christopher. He was a good looking man. I hope one day this murder case will be solved and then maybe he will finally be able to rest in peace like he deserves. May all my love be with you and your family. I hope who ever did this to Christopher lives a dreadful life. As deserved for murdering a man and leaving a little girl without her father. Good luck in the future of the case and may god be with you. REST IN PEACE. all my love Nia (wales)u.k


  • Signer_FullName: Jen
  • Remote Name: 68.89.21.218
  • Date: 07/05/2005
  • Time: 12:31 AM

Comments

i am so sorry for your loss..


  • Signer_FullName: brandy
  • Remote Name: 69.138.96.237
  • Date: 06/27/2005
  • Time: 05:16 PM

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  • Signer_FullName: Nicole
  • Remote Name: 152.163.100.8
  • Date: 06/15/2005
  • Time: 12:43 AM

Comments

What a beautiful person he was. It hurts to know that there is one less person like him in this world. He reminds me so much of my boyfriend. I will hug him tighter next time I see him.


  • Signer_FullName: sarah
  • Remote Name: 216.74.241.194
  • Date: 04/28/2005
  • Time: 11:31 AM

Comments

It is so sad to hear about all the people in this world that have lost there life by some crazy animal. When the day come and the person(s) that did this have to meet the final judge we all know that God will not let him into the gates of heaven. The flames of hell will be his new home, being tortured the same way your family and son have been. May God rest Chris's soul. My heart goes out to you. You all will always be in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Signer_FullName: Liz Hamrick
  • Remote Name: 162.84.104.26
  • Date: 04/14/2005
  • Time: 02:13 PM

Comments

What a beautiful memorial to your son. I cannot identify with your pain, but hope that everyday brings you a little closer to healing. Liz Hamrick, VA


  • Signer_FullName: Erica
  • emote Name: 67.72.89.90
  • Date: 04/13/2005
  • Time: 05:16 PM

Comments

I just wanted to say that I read all the beautiful things you wrote about your son and I want to let you know that it had brought tears to my eyes. I have sat there and listened to my brother tell my mom to listen to that same song! (2pac dear mama) So true! You are in my thoughts god bless you all!


  • Signer_FullName: Monica Kates
  • Remote Name: 209.166.81.197
  • Date: 04/05/2005
  • Time: 07:39 PM

Comments

I am Christopher's youngest sister. My brother has been gone for nine years now, and this is the first time I have been able to read this memorial. As I sit here sobbing, I have to wonder if I should have read it. There is not a single person on this earth that could compare to my big brother. I have not yet been able to find peace or forgiveness in my heart for the person who killed my brother, although I pray that I will because when I think about his death I am overcome by sadness and rage. His daughter has become my world and I often feel so sad that she will never know what a wonderful man her father was. My mother's health has suffered because of Christopher's far too early death, and I have recently moved back in with her to make sure she is alright. Everything I do, I do the way Christopher would have wanted me too. I really am very lucky to be his little sister, he took very good care of me, and he will always be my hero. Twenty days from now will be the anniversary of his death, and to all the little sisters out there who have lost their hero, I know how you feel, and my love and prayers are with you.


  • Signer_FullName: lyla cornish
  • Remote Name: 209.166.71.176
  • Date: 04/04/2005
  • Time: 06:39 PM

Comments

I haven't known of Christopher for very long, but I have heard many memories that make me feel very close to him. His daughter is a beautiful and fun loving young lady that makes me feel that her father was a wonderful daddy. I was just recently introduced into this family as a girlfriend of Matthew's. I am so happy to have found such a nice man and I a saddened to not have met his brother, but I know that I will meet him some day in heaven. My new mom is the greatest and she is the strongest woman i know, she is an inspiration to me that everything is going to be all right and that kind of security is worth more than anything. so I thank her for her strength and I will continue to love her son the way he should be. Rest in peace my brother. in loving regards; Lyla Cornish


  • Signer_FullName: sylvia
  • Remote Name: 205.188.116.9
  • Date: 03/19/2005
  • Time: 03:03 PM

Comments

lost son jan 2005 trying to go on without my son in my life


  • Signer_FullName: Spc. Murray, Shannon E.
  • Remote Name: 64.58.98.42
  • Date: 02/18/2005
  • Time: 10:45 AM

Comments

i am sorry, it bothers me to see that murder can be so common in our lives. My job as a soldier puts you in a position where force must sometimes be used but i could never understand how someone could hurt another human being for no reason or just out of anger. I also lost someone dear to me, although the police cant prove if it was murder or suicide. I know that the men who are responsible for this will stand before God and will just try to explain why they took the life of great person. I am sorry such a good person had to be taken out of this world so young. I will keep you in my prayers


  • Signer_FullName: davina ruiz
  • Remote Name: 68.127.166.245
  • Date: 12/29/2004
  • Time: 03:34 PM

Comments

I just wanted to say that i met Chris one time back in 1994. We were at a party. He was a nice guy! Its been a long time since you passed but i am truly sorry. May god bless you and you family


  • Signer_FullName: Donna Kirby
  • Remote Name: 210.49.116.26
  • Date: 12/27/2004
  • Time: 09:16 PM

Comments

Hi there, I am a mother of 6 children and I just want you to know how bad I feel for you. I cant imagine how you must feel and hope I NEVER DO. Your son sounded like a lovely young man, you must be very proud. Your little grandchild must be the light of your life, your son lives on through her. God be with you xoxoxoxoxo


  • Signer_FullName: norah
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 209.166.71.162
  • Date: 12/27/2004
  • Time: 07:58 PM

Comments

Hi my name is Norah and I'm at Cecelia's house right now! I'm her best friend. Cecelia is Christopher's daughter.


  • Signer_FullName: Cecelia-Kates
  • Remote Name: 209.166.71.162
  • Date: 12/22/2004
  • Time: 10:56 PM

Comments

I'm Cecelia-Kates and this is my daddy's page. I'm 10 years old. I really miss having my daddy around, and my life would be different if he was here! I want to thank everybody for signing the guest book.


  • Signer_FullName: DORAH.SIONE
  • Remote Name: 156.1.60.60
  • Date: 12/06/2004
  • Time: 11:56 AM

Comments

hey, i am so sorry fo dat...i feel so bad reading through your son's death. just pray God to be with you and show you the right way to go...MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO ......BYE....


  • Signer_FullName: Phyllis Denise Brown
  • Remote Name: 68.17.180.176
  • Date: 11/12/2004
  • Time: 04:42 PM

Comments

I too am a survivor of a murder victim. I would just like to say, "hang in there and everything will be okay, through prayer and faith"


  • Signer_FullName: Fabienne Germain
  • Remote Name: 66.114.246.101
  • Date: 10/26/2004
  • Time: 01:02 PM

Comments

I read about your son's death and I want to say that I am really sorry and you will be in my prayers. I know how it feels to lose someone so close to you. I lost my mother when i just was only 11 years old. Just like Christopher was your inspiration, my mother was also my inspiration. I'll always pray for for to keep your courage up in all times.


  • Signer_FullName: sad
  • Remote Name: 64.107.0.237
  • Date: 10/14/2004
  • Time: 02:20 PM

Comments

I know what you are going through, I REALLY know. I'm sorry.


  • Signer_FullName: Madeline
  • Remote Name: 4.229.93.200
  • Date: 10/02/2004
  • Time: 10:33 PM

Comments

I would just like you to know, that even now, so many years later, people are still reading your website for your son. At least I am. I cannot imagine your pain, or your loss because I have personally never experienced it. I commend you for your strength, and your faith, because I have a feeling I wouldn't have enough of either to ever go on. Just reading about your son makes someone want to go and lead a different, more meaningful sort of life. He sounds like the kind of person I've always, always wanted to know, but was never lucky enough to.


  • Signer_FullName: Donna Pitts
  • Remote Name: 208.31.87.194
  • Date: 09/23/2004
  • Time: 04:38 PM

Comments

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear son. I can't even start to imagine what it would be like to lose my own son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your children. God bless you, Donna


  • Signer_FullName: Dennis McMillen
  • Remote Name: 207.215.246.199
  • Date: 08/23/2004
  • Time: 05:11 PM

Comments

The website is written from the heart and pain that this boy's mother suffers from. It is well written and very meaningful and I hope she finds peace very soon from all of her suffering.


  • Signer_FullName: Rene Umstead
  • Remote Name: 167.127.163.141
  • Date: 07/14/2004
  • Time: 12:14 PM

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  • Signer_FullName: kamran ahmed ansari
  • emote Name: 203.130.4.2
  • Date: 06/12/2004
  • Time: 01:00 AM

Comments

my name is kamran ahmed ansari. i am a student


  • Signer_FullName: bill smith
  • Remote Name: 152.163.252.195
  • Date: 06/09/2004
  • Time: 05:48 PM

Comments

your sons case parallels my sons; it's scary. god bless you bill smith


  • Signer_FullName: joanne dominguez
  • Remote Name: 66.57.78.130
  • Date: 05/31/2004
  • Time: 10:40 PM

Comments

Would like to offer my condolences to your family for such a great loss, he was a very handsome young man such a waste of life . your family will be in my prayers and i will also pray for swift justice and to his sister i know what you are feeling because my sister died three years ago also at age 23 and she also left behind children 4 little girls so i do know what you are going through because i feel the same way i have felt anger pain and everything in between her death was caused by medical malpractice although not the same as your brother but still the pain is the same. If you would like someone to talk to who knows what you are going through my email is above and you are more than welcome to use it again you are all in my prayers


  • Signer_FullName: Wendy
  • Remote Name: 66.82.9.26
  • Date: 05/23/2004
  • Time: 06:59 PM

Comments

You're right in your comments, no one does know what to say to you when the world collapses in on you, the ironic part is that they just need to listen. Your son sounds like a wonderful young man who left behind a legacy of love. I know justice is a far off idea, but I pray someday your son receives some measure of justice. You said this page is the closest thing to a memorial that you have, and I totally understand that. I lost my fiancé Dan in 2001 to natural causes, and I built him a website. His grave is 1000 miles away, so his site is his memorial for me. Your son had a beautiful smile, and a kind heart that shows through in your memories and pictures. I'm sure he's honored that you built him such a beautiful spot on the web, and shared his story with the world.


  • Signer_FullName: kathy brennaman
  • Remote Name: 66.143.52.104
  • Date: 05/20/2004
  • Time: 12:45 PM

Comments

hello, i am so sorry for your tragic loss! such a waste of a wonderful life!! i pray that whoever did this is caught and brought to justice! i pray that God will be with you every day, every minute, every second, to ease your pain and your loneliness. again, i am soo sorry!!


  • Signer_FullName: jackie sanau
  • Remote Name: 193.220.91.5
  • Date: 05/02/2004
  • Time: 01:15 AM

Comments

am sorry for your loss


  • Signer_FullName: Elizabeth
  • Remote Name: 198.81.26.9
  • Date: 04/23/2004
  • Time: 07:34 PM

Comments

i'm so sorry for your loss, god bless you, and don't worry payback will come for those who were involved in the death of your son no matter were they are.


  • Signer_FullName: Tammy
  • Remote Name: 68.171.76.102
  • Date: 02/05/2004
  • Time: 06:49 PM

Comments

Having a 19 year old son that I adore I can't even begin to imagine your pain and loss. Your son sounds like he was an exceptional young man. I hope they catch whoever did this terrible crime so that you may possibly get some closure. You and your granddaughter are in my prayers.


  • Signer_FullName: Rudy
  • Remote Name: 80.58.51.172
  • Date: 11/29/2003
  • Time: 07:28 PM

Comments

Hi, My name is Rudy, I'm 13, I' found your site looking for something else. I would like to have a friend like Christopher, most other kids don't understand things like feelings. Rudy


  • Signer_FullName: Barbara
  • Remote Name: 24.218.121.235
  • Date: 11/11/2003
  • Time: 10:05 AM

Comments

Teresita, "He owned my heart," you said of Christopher. I have never heard a better description of the nature of a mother's love for her son.


  • Signer_FullName: Patsy Rhoe
  • Remote Name: 198.81.26.12
  • Date: 10/26/2003
  • Time: 09:40 PM

Comments

You are so eloquent, and your love for your son is beautiful. Losing a child is the worst thing in the world. Our darling Allison was taken from us in 1990 at 15. God's grace to your family.


  • Signer_FullName: Duke
  • Remote Name: 66.90.136.156
  • Date: 10/02/2003
  • Time: 02:30 AM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like Christopher was a terrific human being and it was truly a blessing for him to have existed in this life. I have a friend that was murdered and it always makes you wonder how a human can kill another human. However, the killer always gets his in the end. If they don't get caught, they usually end up being killed themselves because out of all those times they flashed their guns and hate, somebody ends taking them out. And then, there is no escaping the judgment of God. I don't mean to sound negative, it's just what I've seen to be true in so many of these situations. Peace and love for Christopher, his little girl, mom, and the rest of the family. Take care.


  • Signer_FullName: MR Scott
  • Remote Name: 216.196.48.220
  • Date: 09/11/2003
  • Time: 06:15 PM

Comments

Mary God bless you and your family. Love them all as Christopher would want you to do.


  • Signer_FullName: talathia turner
  • Remote Name: 24.74.13.165
  • Date: 07/31/2003
  • Time: 07:07 PM

Comments

I know how hard it is to lose a loved one close to you. Stay strong because he is looking down on you for a reason. He has something in store you. He will be in my memories .


  • Signer_FullName: MICHELLE
  • Remote Name: 216.61.131.173
  • Date: 07/25/2003
  • Time: 02:48 PM

Comments

PRAYING FOR YOU


  • Signer_FullName: Kelly Hu
  • Remote Name: 24.156.4.166
  • Date: 06/29/2003
  • Time: 07:19 PM

Comments

Christopher will forever rest in peace, in the unconditional love from his mother, Teresita.


  • Signer_FullName: Christy Hailey
  • Remote Name: 68.53.6.204
  • Date: 06/29/2003
  • Time: 02:35 PM

Comments

I am also deeply saddened by your son's story. You wrote such beautiful words of him. I bet he was a wonderful guy. I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope that all of your wounds will heal over time, and your son will always live in your heart. I hope that you are able to see your granddaughter. She is the spitting image of Christopher. Just remember that I, and I'm sure a lot of other people will have Christopher and your family in there thoughts always. God Bless.


  • Signer_FullName: Ojay  Antonucci-Allan
  • Remote Name: 134.114.108.69
  • Date: 06/26/2003
  • Time: 05:33 PM

Comments

We Care!


  • Signer_FullName: Stanislav Salostej
  • Remote Name: 159.148.119.6
  • Date: 06/15/2003
  • Time: 03:26 PM

Comments

I am really sorry for your loss and I praying for your son. God bless you!


  • Signer_FullName: Linda Stearns
  • Remote Name: 207.157.122.250
  • Date: 05/08/2003
  • Time: 04:25 PM

Comments

I am deeply moved by this site and the portrayal of your beautiful son, Christopher. I am so hurt and saddened. I don't know you, but after reading all of what you have written, I feel like I do know you, and I just hate that this is real. I am so sorry. I have not had anyone murdered in my family, but I have lost a brother and sister and father to natural causes, and it is still sad to lose them no matter how. But murder is far worse. I have a son from my first marriage who looks somewhat like your son, and then I got remarried and had 2 more children, a boy and a girl, so the story is similar and I could relate. My son was born in 1981, so he is now 22. His name is J.R. and he has dark complexion and black hair, and he also made me listen to the song, "Dear Mama", I remember. He has a baby girl now named Natalie who just turned 3 months old. Reading your story reminded me so much of me. I have brought my daughter to work with me so many times, too. I am thankful that I still have him, and your story hit home so hard that I realized that I should not take another moment for granted, as I sometimes do, thinking we will do "such and such" next Sunday, as if it is promised. Thank you for sharing your story, but please know that I am praying for you and your kids. And I will do so every day. There are 3 other children that I pray for every single day for over a year now and I have never met them.

Linda Stearns


  • Signer_FullName: Haley McEntire
  • Remote Name: 65.154.225.196
  • Date: 04/28/2003
  • Time: 02:28 PM

Comments

I am very sorry for your loss. i just lost my close friend to a senseless murder 1 month ago. I will never understand what causes people to commit these crimes. She left behind a 3 1/2 yr. old daughter. She will carry on her mother's memory just as your grand daughter will carry on the memory of your son. May God bless you and your beautiful grand daughter.


  • Signer_FullName: Nicole Goulet
  • Remote Name: 63.165.27.49
  • Date: 03/17/2003
  • Time: 10:29 PM

Comments

I read everything that you had to say about your son and I'm sure that whoever he knew in his life do miss him. I am sorry for your loss and your lack of closure, I do believe that this posting can help somehow; either with helping you or maybe even finding the killer. I hope only the best for you & thank you for sharing your story.


  • Signer_FullName: Val Morgan
  • Remote Name: 12.215.181.106
  • Date: 03/09/2003
  • Time: 02:07 PM

Comments

So sorry for your loss. God bless.


  • Signer_FullName: CRYSTAL HAWKINS
  • Remote Name: 152.163.188.7
  • Date: 02/06/2003
  • Time: 03:37 PM

Comments

I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.


  • Signer_FullName: Ada Martin (Richard's Mom)
  • Remote Name: 68.115.249.203
  • Date: 02/03/2003
  • Time: 04:40 PM

Comments

On September 2, 1995, my son was found lying in the middle of a country road. He had received sever head trauma and would die later that day without regaining consciousness. At this time no one has been arrested and the case is classified as inactive. I feel so sorry for anyone who is going through something like this. There are people out here who care for you and how you feel. Don't give up. And keep on going.


  • Signer_FullName: Darlene Brown
  • Remote Name: 198.81.27.15
  • Date: 01/14/2003
  • Time: 11:22 AM

Comments

I was looking online for legal help and saw your son's memorial page. My nephew was murdered too, police will not do a thing! I am so sorry for your loss. The memorial page you made for him is beautiful.


  • Signer_FullName: TAMMY BRUSH
  • Remote Name: 66.185.84.77
  • Date: 11/21/2002
  • Time: 10:04 AM

Comments

I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL FIND OUT WHO DID THIS TO YOUR FAMILY. YOUR SON I WONDER IF THIS PERSON OR PERSONS NOW HOW MUCH THEY HAVE HURT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THEY SHOULD GIVE THEMSELVES UP. BUT THAT IS JUST MY OPINION. IT WILL BE HARD BUT THERE WILL BE JUSTICE SOMEDAY, AND I HOPE THAT DAY COMES VERY SOON.

I WILL BE THINKING OF EVERYONE THAT LOST THERE LIFE..


  • Signer_FullName: Lara Chiaverina
  • Remote Name: 216.191.212.98
  • Date: 10/28/2002
  • Time: 02:25 PM

Comments

My heart goes out to you and all those who were close to Christopher. With all my love,

Lara


  • Signer_FullName: go fuke\
  • Remote Name: 209.112.147.124
  • Date: 10/07/2002
  • Time: 07:17 AM

Comments


  • Signer_FullName: Annette Kates Collins
  • Remote Name: 152.163.188.7
  • Date: 09/24/2002
  • Time: 04:26 AM

Comments

I was searching the Kates name and came upon your son's Memorial Page. I am truly sorry for your loss...May God Bless and Keep you safe in his Loving Arms.


  • Signer_FullName: Nicole (Australia)
  • Remote Name: 210.9.195.15
  • Date: 06/13/2002
  • Time: 08:33 PM

Comments

What can i possibly say to you? I'm a single mum and just the thought of what you have been through has reduced me to tears (and praying, which i very seldom do). The loss of your beautiful boy, and now your grand-daughter, who after all that time must have been like your own. You hang in there, and know that someone is sending you strength and love from across the waters. Please email me any time if you feel like a chat ok! Your story has so touched me.

Nic.


  • Signer_FullName: Mom
  • Remote Name: 209.166.65.45
  • Date: 04/25/2002
  • Time: 12:33 PM

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To my dear son, Today is our birthday, the anniversary of the day I came into this world and the day you went on to the next, 6 years ago. As you know, I think of you every day and I thank God for the time I had with you. As this time of year approaches I dream of you even more than usual, and the images of the last moments of your life try to flood my mind and tear my heart apart. But you have shown me many times in my dreams that you are safe and well and at home, so I am able to push those horror images out of my mind, once again. Thank you for showing me you are safe, that's the most important desire in a mothers heart, to know that her children are safe and happy. Your lovely daughter lives with me again, and she has so many of your mannerisms, and your temperament too! She loves nature, it makes her dance and sing like it did to you when you were a child, she loves animals, she likes to be goofy and make everybody laugh. She is sensitive and kind and all her classmates and teachers love her! She likes to sleep late and I have to practically drag her out of bed in the mornings, just like you! I am so thankful and honored to have your little girl in my life. She gives me purpose and a reason to go on! (But please help me with her, getting old and she has a lot more energy than I do!) Your brother Matt married Chrystal and they have a beautiful little girl named Dominique! Monica is growing up, experiencing new things in life. Michelle, Brian and Kathryn all have families now too. Well, I just wanted to bring you up to date on everyone and tell you how much I love you and I miss you so much. But I do also know that you are still with us all the time! Happy birthday my darling son, I love you.

Love forever, Mom


  • Signer_FullName: Ginger Durham
  • Remote Name: 209.240.222.132
  • Date: 04/09/2002
  • Time: 06:47 PM

Comments

I am truly sorry for your loss. It sounds like Christopher was a wonderful person. God bless you and your family.


  • Signer_FullName: Jack Holtsberg
  • Remote Name: 205.188.192.177
  • Date: 03/31/2002
  • Time: 11:41 AM

Comments

I was looking for information on another Kates (in the area of Dade/Broward County, Fla) and came across your website. I am very sorry for what happened to your son. It is so sad to read about such a wonderful son. All parents worry about their children all their lives. The murderer of your son will eventually have his retribution...because of the way he lives, justice will come around in some form or another.


  • Signer_FullName: Ric Alvarez
  • Remote Name: 12.4.69.156
  • Date: 03/12/2002
  • Time: 05:24 AM

Comments

may your soul rest in peace, and the hands of god watch over your family!


  • Signer_FullName: Jill
  • Remote Name: 64.12.103.51
  • Date: 03/07/2002
  • Time: 01:36 AM

Comments

I am so sorry to hear about your son. It is too bad that he was not able live out the full life that God had plan for him.

This is such a beautiful memorial that you have done for him. This will help to keep his memory alive.

As for those person who killed him. Remember that an eye for and eye, and that you reap what you sow. They will not go unpunished. It's only a matter of time before harvest time comes for them. And what is in store for them you could not even imagine.

But in the mean time, my prayer is that you and your family will find some peace in all of this. I could not imagine what it is like to lose someone they way you lost Christopher, but your love for him has spilled over to me and I am sure everyone whose comes upon this tribute to Christopher.


  • Signer_FullName: LORETTA SMITH
  • Remote Name: 205.188.200.26
  • Date: 01/01/2002
  • Time: 06:14 PM

Comments

THE WEB PAGE IS BEAUTIFUL. I LOST MY ONLY BROTHER 8/10/01.I BURIED HIM MYSELF BECAUSE MOM HAS BREAST CANCER AND IS IN VERY BAD SHAPE. I REALLY DON'T BELIEVE GOD INTEND FOR PARENTS TO BURY THEIR CHILDREN. I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. SINCERELY LORETTA SMITH


  • Signer_FullName: dale ross
  • Remote Name: 4.60.68.201
  • Date: 01/01/2002
  • Time: 04:29 PM

Comments

Just talked to Kay, she has talked of your kids for several years. I do hope someone will come forward and put closer too your son's passing. it is a shame someone so young and loved, must leave a loving mother. I have looked over this site, and think it is wonderful! and hope all can be put to rest!


  • Signer_FullName: Kay Yarberry
  • Remote Name: 63.36.223.38
  • Date: 12/29/2001
  • Time: 10:03 PM

Comments

Hi, Just wanted you to know how this is so shocking that nobody will come forward with information on his murder. If anyone would like to share any information with me and not the family I surely will see they get the message. You can remain unsigned, but somebody knows something. If we can get the green river killer 20 years later, surely someone can come up with some clues. Please help. God Bless this wonderful family, they need closure.


  • Signer_FullName: SHANNON GILEBARTO
  • Remote Name: 209.133.62.73
  • Date: 12/07/2001
  • Time: 05:52 PM

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I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH CHRIS HE WAS A YEAR OLDER THAN ME. WHEN I WENT TO FRANKLIN JRH I THOUGHT HE WAS THE THE MOST HANDSOME BOY IN SCHOOL BUT I JUST ADMIRED HIM FROM AFAR. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN EAST VALLEJO WILL ALWAYS THINK AND MISS HIM. HE WAS A SPECIAL PERSON.....


  • Signer_FullName: Monica Kates
  • Remote Name: 209.166.66.138
  • Date: 11/29/2001
  • Time: 07:34 PM

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Christopher was not only my big brother, in many ways he was my father, my hero, and i loved him so much. This is the fist time I have ever seen this page, and I can't help but to sit here and cry. It has been 5 years since my brother was murdered and I still suffer from a broken heart. My family has not been the same since Christopher died, and it never will be. I was only 15 when he died, and so I have done a lot of growing since then, but I still don't understand how a person could take the life of another. I am grateful that he left his daughter, Cecelia in this world for us, this way we will always have a piece of him. my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced the kind of pain my family has. My brother was right about one thing, we have the best mother on the world, and it is through her and his daughter that Christopher will remain in our hearts and our lives forever.


  • Signer_FullName: Jean McGinnis
  • Remote Name: 198.81.17.34
  • Date: 10/31/2001
  • Time: 07:57 AM

Comments

I know just how you feel, Teresita, for I have lost a son to homicide also. The pain never goes away, but time does heal and gives us the acceptance to go on. I just know your son, Christopher, knows you have posted this wonderful memorial site for him...we will see our boys again, someday. May God hold them, and us, in His Sacred Heart. Peace.


  • Signer_FullName: Karen L. McPike
  • Remote Name: 167.218.153.90
  • Date: 10/12/2001
  • Time: 11:57 AM

Comments

I know the feeling I had a Uncle and Cousin killed. I think about them all the time. The hurt may go away but, the pain is still there - be strong.


  • Signer_FullName: Debbie Castillo Newkirk
  • Remote Name: 24.4.254.67
  • Date: 09/27/2001
  • Time: 11:59 PM

Comments

As I read the memorial tears fell down my face as I remembered the memories of Chris that I cherish just like it was yesterday. I think of him often and I try to understand this world in which we live in. I want to thank you for this memorial so I can share the Chris that we once knew with the people that never had the honor of meeting him.


  • Signer_FullName: barbara
  • Remote Name: 205.188.196.36
  • Date: 09/12/2001
  • Time: 04:26 AM

Comments

a lovely site, a heart-wrenching story. there should be something we can do - letters to the editor of the local paper, a blitz of phone calls to the police? my daughter was murdered on 07-19-01 with a car and it looks like it may be an uphill battle to even get the DA to prosecute for the right crime...but at least i do know who killed her. not why because there is no why. i hope you get to see justice before all is said and done, but you seem to have a stoic outlook which is undoubtedly the most healthy approach. maybe i will have to learn that but not quite yet. as of yet i'm still seeking justice in my time...peace and love to you and your family


  • Signer_FullName: Val Morgan
  • Remote Name: 152.163.207.184
  • Date: 09/11/2001
  • Time: 09:52 PM

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God bless you through your suffering. My husband was recently murdered. He was 25 and left behind 3 babies. You have created something so special for your grandchild to see. It warms my heart. We will pray for you in Missouri.


  • Signer_FullName: Marshall
  • Remote Name: 198.214.112.73
  • Date: 09/05/2001
  • Time: 05:31 PM

Comments

Since the time you wrote this article have you found out anymore on your son's case. I hope that one day they will find your son's killer(s). I know it won't bring back your son, but I hope it will help some.


  • Signer_FullName: Donald's Mom
  • Remote Name: 63.17.14.4
  • Date: 09/01/2001
  • Time: 10:55 PM

Comments

To Christopher's Mom ,my prayers are with you and your family, believe me when I say I know exactly what you are going through. I too lost a child at the hands of what has to be a very violent person or persons. Like Christopher my son's murder is unsolved. I pray that there is justice for Christopher as with my son. I'm so sorry for your pain. try and stay strong and we'll keep praying that our children will someday soon, get justice.


  • Signer_FullName: Claudette Dabney
  • Remote Name: 4.46.10.14
  • Date: 08/31/2001
  • Time: 05:41 PM

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I'm a stranger to your family but I feel your pain. My nephew Donald is on this page. He died needlessly also. Today is his birthday. I couldn't help writing because Christopher's mom remind me of my sister. {Donald's mom} She deals with her son leaving her, by writing, just like Christopher's mom. My prayers are with you and your family


  • Signer_FullName: Judy Bennett
  • Remote Name: 64.12.106.42
  • Date: 08/30/2001
  • Time: 12:36 AM

Comments

I know how hard this is on your family. you are in my prayers


  • Signer_FullName: Noel McNamara
  • Remote Name: 203.12.30.36
  • Date: 08/27/2001
  • Time: 10:38 PM

Comments

To Christopher's family with love from people who have been there the Crime Victims Support Association, Victoria Australia our thoughts and prayers are with you God bless Noel


  • Signer_FullName: Charlene
  • Remote Name: 24.162.54.24
  • Date: 08/27/2001
  • Time: 06:16 AM

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Teresita, thank you for sharing Christopher's story. Everyone who visits needs to know the kind of wonderful people who are lost to murder.


 

 

 

 

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