Family Remembers Little Girl Killed In Ariz. Massacre

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A 9-year-old girl with big dreams was the youngest victim in the Arizona tragedy, Dana Tyler reports.

When John and Roxana Green think about their 9-year-old daughter Christina, they think about everything she loved about life.

“She had a lot of  interests, ballet, gymnastics. She just got a guitar for Christmas. The only girl the only girl on her  baseball team this Fall,” her father said.

Baseball was in her roots. Her father is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers and her grandfather, Dallas Green, is a former manager of the New York Yankees and Mets.

Even at only nine, she was curious about politics. She went with a neighbor on Saturday to see Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speak.

“She was very active in the community and she was going to visit Giffords because she was going to help the community,” said her mother. “It was  going to be a learning experience for her.”

Christina was killed in the rampage with one bullet. In a bitter coincidence, she was born on 9/11.

“It bookends her life. She came in the world on a tragedy on 9/11 and she went out on this tragedy yesterday in Arizona, but everything in between has been wonderful and she’s affected a lot of people,” her father said. “We’re just going to keep on remembering her forever.”

The Greens call it a random act of cowardice but have differing views about justice for the suspect held in the mass shooting tragedy.

“My wife is very forgiving in that regard. I’m a little about the Old West,” said Green. “It’s a fairly clear-cut case and I’m a fan of capital punishment in this regard.”

Christina also leaves an 11-year-old brother. Her parents said she is smiling down on their family.

“She is, was always a really bright light in our little family and she touched everyone that ever met her and she’ll always be with us. She was a very special, beautiful girl,” her mother said.

Christina was a third grader and she’d just been elected student council president.

Her principal said “Christina was a wonderful student with an infectious smile who touched the hearts of many adults and students here. She will not be  forgotten.”

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  1. Marilee Miller says:

    Today, my seventh grade students will write about what would Christina do if she had just one more day. I know she would do wonderful things if she just had one more day. She did amazing things with the days she had. Much love. M in the Desert

    1. Schlamp96 says:

      She actually really didn’t do anything to let you know she became part of the student body conseil that’s it really…

  2. ANDA MORAGO says:

    MY HEART, THOUGHT AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE YOUNG GYRLS FAMILY DURING THIS MAJOR TRAGEDY. MAY THE LORD PUT HIS HEALING HANDS AND POUR HIS WONDERFUL SOFNER ON YOUR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES HEATRS. MAY HE CONTINUE TO HOLD YOU ALL CLOSE TO HIS SIDE.. LOVE YOU ALL…

  3. LARRY HINKLE says:

    HOW SAD IT IS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE BLAME SOMEONE ELSE FOR WHAT SOME COWARDLY WORM DID. HE DID IT, NO ONE ELSE. BUT THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT A BEAUTIFUL 9YR OLD GIRL WAS MURDERED. TO PLACE BLAME ANYWHERE ELSE IS SIMPLY FOOLISH. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER FAMILY AS WELL AS THE OTHERS WHO LOST LOVED ONES. Only A PETTY, SELF CENTERED WORM COULD EVEN ATTEMPT TO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE. ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO HAS ONLY SPOKEN AGAINST VIOLENCE. WHEN THE TRUTH FINALLY COMES OUT, AS IT WILL, I HAVE A FEELING THAT WE WILL LEARN HE WAS A FAR LEFT MANIAC WHO ONLY WANTED TO SOMEHOW GET HIS NAME KNOWN, EVEN IF IN SHAME.

  4. Ellen says:

    It’s a tragedy all the way around. A beautiful little girl dead, and it should never have happen in the first place. My prayers go out to the families of those who are no longer with us.

  5. Nick says:

    Love the _li bt urds_ here. Never mind the FACT that the killer was a _li bt ard_, who writes poetry no less. Naw. FACTS will only get in the way.

    Noticed how the news here skew it toward blaming conservatives. But when they found out it was one of their own stupid kind, they now skew it as he’s insane, and not affiliated with any party?

    Li bt ards. Why bother with Truth when Lies are so much more appealing?

    (LOL, they banned the word _li ber al_ here)

  6. JDH says:

    You oxygen thiefs blaming conservative talking heads and politicians are disgusting. By doing so, you muddy the waters of those who truly call for violence, true extremists. You think Sarah Palin is the same as Muslim Imams? You are too stupid to even address. You are brainless and soul-less. Shame on you. Name one, ONE thing that Palin, Beck, Rush, Tea Party etc. has said that called for anyone to use violence. Name one statement. this was the result of a sick, deranged loser and could not have less to do with conservatives, liberals, or anyone other than the perpetrator.

    And by the way, before you call me a shill, I am an independent. I do not listen to Rush, Beck, Palin etc. Because I can think for myself and I am actually educated, not filled with liberal hatred and hypocrisy. Let’s do a thought experiment shall we? What if someone had said that the killer listened to tons of gangsta rap and violent movies? And what if that theory was getting tossed around that it was the music and movies that motivated him to kill? I wonder who would be the FIRST to defend the artists! You would. “Music doesn’t kill people. Movies don’t kill people.” But if it’s a politician or talking head you don’t like, it’s their fault. Yeah, ok, brilliant. Perfectly analogous argument and I just destroyed you and your mindless drivel.

    By the way, the Democratic National Committee used almost the EXACT SAME GRAPHIC in 2004 as Palin’s now infamous “crosshair district” graphic. Bet you didn’t know that, sheep. Start blaming the criminal, not politicians who you are too stupid to ignore.

    1. John in Texas says:

      JDH, your post is filled with fury and hatred.

  7. hogan says:

    My sincerest sympathies go out to the families of the victims of this tragedy. Especially the Green family. I cannot imagine the pain of having your child or sibling taken at such a perfect age. She was a beautiful girl with a wonderful smile. So precious.

    It is also unbelievably sad that some people are so wrapped up in their politics that they try to use the actions of a madman and this sensless tragedy to score political points. Who are they, doing nothing more than spewing political vitriol in an article about this unbelievably tragic death, to question someone else’s civility. Try to understand what really makes life important.

  8. SarahBinLadenPalin says:

    Sarah Palin is no better than those Muslim extremists imams who incite followers with sermons of fear and hate.
    If you don’t blame people who spout hate speech in this country, then you can’t blame the imams who incite suicide bombers to kill themselves either.

  9. Musicant Smith says:

    Mission accomplished for Sarah Palin. Congratulations from your friends at Fox and the Tea Party lunatics.

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