It was a night that rocked Grand Island, as three people died in separate homicides, including "Little Diana" and Amie Ellston, whose deaths spurred some to action.
Strangers vowed Diana Molina, 2, would not die in vain.
"In my eyes, she's become a martyr for abused children," then teenager Justin Howell said after the little girl's funeral.
And ten years later, that brutal death continues to motivate some to make sure it never happens again.
Hall County Attorney Mark Young said, "The horror of the crime can never be offset, but it's important to remember people responded appropriately and have turned things in a positive direction because of events."
Young says events, because Little Diana's death at her father's hand was one of three homicides.
"All in a 24 hour time span is unthinkable for a community this size, particularly the shocking nature of the homicides," he said.
Diana Molina was the victim of torture, punishment in her father's eyes for wetting the bet.
The same night, Amie Ellston was shot by her estranged husband, Mark Barnett.
All on the same night as a motor vehicle homicide. Young said that case was a misdemeanor, as it was a death that occurred while violating the rules of the road.
Young said, "Certainly in 30 years I've been around, this was the most violent, worst day for the county."
It underscores the violent reality most homicides are not random acts.
"It was a real wake up call for the community," Young said.
Domestic violence and child abuse can happen anywhere, but the deaths of Amie and Diana caused this community to confront family violence head on.
"This, I'm sure is a very difficult week for Amie's family and Diana's family," Young said on the tenth anniversary. "Wherever they may be, my heart still goes out to those folks."
Tuesday night, NTV will have part two of this series, as we hear from some of those spurred to action by Little Diana's death. And we will have updates on where some of those involved are now.