Benefit concert for Patti McHugh Gage

TYLER (KYTX) - The stage is set for a benefit concert to help the family of Patti McHugh Gage.

Family members say she was beaten by her husband on Thanksgiving day and later died from her injuries.

Organizers for the concert hope it serves a method to inform others about domestic violence.

Each note and song was played for Patti McHugh Gage at Clicks Saturday night.

"Wasn't a matter of wanting to put together, felt I need to," says Jessica Loghry.

Loghry set the stage for the concert after seeing Patti's story online.

"This wasn't a story you could ignore, but I recognized the name and when I looked him up, someone I'd gone to high school with," says Loghry.

Loghry knew Patti's son ?Nicholas McHugh.

"As many people as we can get to understand this is a real problem, domestic violence can be psychological, mental and result in something as horrible as what happened to my mother," says McHugh.

He says his step-father 49-year-old Kelly Gage brutally attacked his mother on Thanksgiving day, she later died in the hospital.

He's charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

"She is dead, so I just want to see it upgraded and I know they carry the same weight, but it doesn't have the same meaning," says McHugh.

Frustration for McHugh he's using to help inform others.

Something Loghry is hoping will strike a chord because she's faced it herself.

"Once upon a time I had my own skeletons in the closet, I went through something very similar and could've been me. I didn't tell anybody about it, I was silent," says Loghry.

Silent no more, with the help of the community.

"I wouldn't be able to get through everything without the public support," says McHugh.

"Its horrible no matter how you look at the situation, and you can't make it right, but you can keep it from being more wrong," says Loghry.

Bands played through midnight at Clicks in Tyler.

Proceeds will go to the family to help offset the expenses from Patti's death and legal fees.


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