New York City officials will pay tribute to murdered Hollywood screenwriter Adrienne Shelly with a memorial just yards from where she was strangled.
The Waitress writer was found dead in her New York apartment in 2006. Construction worker and illegal immigrant Diego Pillco later confessed to the killing and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars last year (08).
The Parks Department has put the finishing touches to a memorial garden in the West Village's Abingdon Square Park - across the street from the apartment where Shelly died, reports the New York Post.
A plot of flowers which Shelly's widower, Andy Ostroy, helped design will be dedicated to Shelly with a plaque on 3 August (09).