Vanessa Marcotte foundation holds free self-defense workshop for women

PRINCETON, Mass. — In 2016 Vanessa Marcotte went for a jog near her mother’s Princeton home when she was brutally murdered near her home.

Since Vanessa’s tragedy, a foundation in her name was created to teach women self-defense.

Boston 25 Photojournalist Chetan Rakieten was there for Tuesday night’s class.

Angelo Colon-Ortiz was sentenced to life in prison in 2022 after he pleaded guilty to the murder of 27-year-old Vanessa.


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