Widow of Slain Bay Area Paramedic Quinn Boyer Speaks on Tragedy

Teenage suspects accused in murder of Quinn Boyer

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    Liz Boyer speaks in an exclusive interview nearly seven months after her husband, Quinn Boyer, was killed. Jessica Aguirre reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013)

    Court proceedings began Tuesday for one of six teens charged with killing an off-duty South Bay paramedic. 

    The accused shooter, 16-year-old Christian Burton, was ordered to stand trial for the murder and is being charged as an adult.

    Teen Ordered to Stand Trial in Paramedics Death

    [BAY] Teen Ordered to Stand Trial in Paramedics Death
    A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing an off-duty paramedic in Oakland has been ordered to stand trial for the murder. Cheryl Hurd was in court. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013)

    The victim, Quinn Boyer, worked for Santa Clara County ambulance as a paramedic. His wife, and his wife, Liz, is an Alameda County paramedic.

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    Teenagers Arrested in Connection to Death of Quinn Boyer

    [BAY] Teenagers Arrested in Connection to Death of Quinn Boyer
    On the day his wife buried him, Oakland police announced arrests in the killing of a beloved San Jose paramedic. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013)

    Nearly seven months after her husband was murdered his widow is speaking publicly for the first time. In an exclusive interview with NBC Bay Area, Liz Boyer talked about the man she lost, the life they shared and what she wants now.

    On April 2, while he was off-duty, helping his father with a doctor’s appointment in Oakland, Boyer, 34, was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking.

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    His wife, who met up with him at Highland Hospital, knew from the get-go it was bad. Two days later, her husband was taken off life-support.

    What Liz Boyer finds not only tragic but also ironic is that a group of boys ages 13-16 is accused in her husband’s death. She says it’s ironic because Quinn was very much interested in helping at-risk youth, especially in Oakland, the city where he grew up and loved.

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    “When I heard how young they were, I just felt sick to my stomach,” Liz Boyer said. “It’s sad. It’s hard… This is a senseless loss all around for everyone."

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