Fairbanks turned out last night to support the family of a baby who died last week as the result of child abuse. The event was organized by interior Alaska Native leaders for the family of 2-year-old Jacob Williams, who died of injuries inflicted by his mother’s boyfriend. William’s family is from Allakaket and last night’s gathering raised money for funeral services in the village. One of the organizers Tisha Simmons says there was also a broader goal.
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