Prayer vigil at Hope Lutheran on Sunday for 14-year-old murder victim Natalie Gulizia

You might have heard about the murder of 14-year-old Natalie Gulizia in regional news; her mother is charged with shooting her while Natalie was calling 911. Though it happened in Renton, Natalie has links to West Seattle, where a prayer vigil is planned tomorrow. The announcement from Hope Lutheran (which provided the photo):

Last Tuesday, former Hope School student Natalie Gulizia passed away in a tragic situation. Natalie graduated from Hope in 2016 and was attending Kennedy Catholic High School. As our community grieves, we would like to invite you to join us for a Prayer Vigil for her on Sunday, December 23, at noon in the Hope Church sanctuary. All are welcome.

The church is in The Junction, at 4456 42nd SW. A post on the Hope website describes Natalie as “a bright, talented, and extremely well-loved young lady.”

12 Replies to "Prayer vigil at Hope Lutheran on Sunday for 14-year-old murder victim Natalie Gulizia"

  • flimflam December 22, 2018 (4:43 pm)

    such a heartbreaking story – the “mother” is a monster.

    • Ken December 22, 2018 (5:56 pm)

      Monster is an understatement.  It takes a special kind of evil and depravity to do what she did.

      • GunOwner December 23, 2018 (11:09 am)

        Plus a gun

  • Alki resident December 22, 2018 (6:12 pm)

    This is so devastating. My heart goes out to all of her friends, family and teachers. 

  • Question Authority December 22, 2018 (6:16 pm)

    Mental illness can turn any one of us into monsters, so keep an eye on yourself and your family members as no one’s immune.

    • Sade December 22, 2018 (9:19 pm)


    • flimflam December 23, 2018 (3:05 pm)

      not going to shed any tears over this terrible woman, sorry.

    • Glenda December 24, 2018 (1:38 pm)

      @questionauthority- I certainly don’t understand your point. Why would you rush to make excuses for this person? This is an act that is so incomprehensible, that most people hearing about it, have to quickly put it out of their minds, as the thought is nauseating. No- none of us are going to do this. Anything is possible (obviously) but I don’t need to watch myself or my family for fear of this happening to us.

  • Susan December 22, 2018 (6:58 pm)

    May the family and friends of this beautiful young woman find peace through this horrific time.  May God bless them all.

  • Al December 23, 2018 (2:44 pm)

    No judge will let her off.  I’m so sorry for the little girl and her family.  

  • Junction Lady December 23, 2018 (7:50 pm)


  • Alex S. December 24, 2018 (11:46 am)

    Thanks to our insane (weak) civil commitment laws, a mentally ill person must literally murder or severely injure a person (or themselves) before they get help.   In a state and country where it’s extremely easy for mentally impaired people to obtain firearms, the threat to innocents is made exponentially worse. At some point, the ACLU and Libertarians need to relent, and stop aiding and abetting tragedies like this. 

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