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Family gets justice for murdered daughter

(Source: Rosalinda Wilcox) (Source: Rosalinda Wilcox)
KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

A little more than three years after the death of Kirsten "Nikki" Farr, her family says they can finally breathe a little easier now.

"It's good that we got the justice for her, and I'm happy for that but still you know, that void is just empty," Rosalinda Wilcox, Nikki's mother, said. 

A judge sentenced Thomas Jeremy Jones to life in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend, Nikki Farr, in 2014. He stabbed her to death in a car in the parking lot of an IHOP in Killeen.

"Yesterday was two families being destroyed. Not just my family, but their's too and his loss too... both mother and father," Wilcox added. 

Nikki had a son, Davion, with Jones before he killed her. Nikki's mother said Davion still watches videos of his mother and asks why other kids have a mom and dad, but he doesn't. 

"I remember her telling me she cannot wait til he gets to kindergarten, how she cannot wait until he can be able to go to the little league," Wilcox said. 

Davion just graduated from Kindergarten and will be starting first grade in the fall. 

"I feel guilty in a way that I get to do this with him instead of her," Wilcox added. 

Nikki's mother still remembers waving goodbye with Davion as she left for work that last day.

"I wish I was at that IHOP that morning," Wilcox said. 

Nikki's mother says she and her family will do everything in their power to keep Jones from being granted parole down the road.

"A child should bury their parents, and I wish I was the one who had gone not her ... she deserved to be here," Wilcox added. 

Nikki Farr was only 21-years-old when she died.

Judge John Gauntt of the 27th district court presided over the case. 

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