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Counseling forum related to teen’s shooting death scheduled for tonight at Chino Valley High School



A community forum involving professional counseling for individuals impacted by the June 16 shooting death of 16-year-old Aneesa Williams will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Chino Valley High School cafeteria, 760 E. Center St.

Spectrum Healthcare Group, which has an office at 3633 Crossings Drive in Prescott, is sponsoring the forum in partnership with the Prescott and Chino Valley police departments and Phoenix-based Terros Health.

A Spectrum Healthcare news release states that “any and all community members who have been affected by this tragedy” are invited to participate in the forum. Counselors will make themselves available to those needing help.

Spectrum also will provide information on firearm safety and suggestions about how parents and caregivers can talk to their teens about staying safe during the summer months.

“As our community has experienced a recent tragedy, it is the goal of Spectrum Healthcare Group to ensure community members know that they are not alone during this time, and that help is available 24/7 within your local community,” the news release adds.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) on June 17 charged Johnathan Rice, a 19-year-old from Chino Valley, with shooting and killing Williams during a party 12 miles east of Chino Valley off of Perkinsville Road. Rice, whom authorities accuse of second-degree murder, remains in the Camp Verde Jail on a cash-only bond of $150,000.

For more information about tonight’s forum, call Paige LeForte of Spectrum Healthcare at 928-634-2236, ext. 356, or send an email to her at:

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