LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--A brutally violent crime connected them and years later a call to public service reunited them.

A former homicide detective has become a mentor to a University of Louisville senior years after he investigated a case where the students' loved ones were killed.

The suspects in the case have pleaded guilty.

Steveonte Wood will share his story for survivors of violence Dec.17 at the Chestnut Street YMCA at 3:30 p.m.