Catherine “Cassie” Heppner Murderer Pleads Guilty


The sad tale of a senseless death has some resolution for the family of Catherine “Cassie” Heppner.  In a plea deal, her murderer is expected to plead guilty to the fatal stabbing death of the 46-year-old Timberland marketing director according to  Without a guilty plea, he could have faced life in prison without the possibility of parole.  His sentencing is November 3.  She had just stopped by the company’s corporate headquarters on a Sunday to pick up some items needed for a business trip when the fatal attack occurred.


When Someone You Trust Isn’t Safe


What makes the crime more heartbreaking is the alleged perpetrator of this horrendous act was a security guard at the building.  When a person is put in a place of trust, I believe they should receive a tougher penalty under the law.  This senseless act left a family without a mother.  Cassie Heppner leaves behind a bereaved husband and an 8-year-old son.


Honoring Cassie Heppner


The family of Catherine “Cassie” Heppner has set up a GoFundMe page to support the charities she loved including Girls at Work and Outward Bound.  According to, the fundraising page wants people to remember her life by making each February 9 a “treat the world to a little goodness on that day. Call it ‘Karma for Cassie.’” She was a light in the world and the family hopes to have her remembered by numerous acts of kindness each February 9th.  May her memory be a blessing.




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