Photos: Candlelight vigil in Artesia

 

Tessie Poindexter, the mother of Mauricio Nance; Christina Bell, Mauricio's sister-in-law; and other community members gather with candles during a vigil Friday at the Community Center in Artesia for the victims of a Tuesday triple homicide.

Tessie Poindexter, the mother of Mauricio Nance; Christina Bell, Mauricio's sister-in-law; and other community members gather with candles during a vigil Friday at the Community Center in Artesia for the victims of a Tuesday triple homicide. "He was a good boy, very respectable, and always smiling. I love him, hate he's gone," Poindexter said. More than 100 friends, family, and community members gathered to remember the victims. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff

 

Staff Marquita Cunningham, a friend and family member to the victims of Tuesday's triple homicide in Artesia, places photos and candles during a vigil at the town's community center Friday.

Staff Marquita Cunningham, a friend and family member to the victims of Tuesday's triple homicide in Artesia, places photos and candles during a vigil at the town's community center Friday. "Together we stand, divided we fall. When one hurts it affects us all," Cunningham said.
Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch

 

More than 100 friends, family, and community members gathered Friday at the Community Center in Artesia to remember the victims of Tuesday's triple homicide. Nick Hairston, originally from Artesia, was the speaker. As the crowd held candles, a friend sang, a poem was read and words and prayers from community members were shared. Kind words and prayers for the family of Clark Earl Allen Jr., the suspect arrested for the crime, were also offered.

More than 100 friends, family, and community members gathered Friday at the Community Center in Artesia to remember the victims of Tuesday's triple homicide. Nick Hairston, originally from Artesia, was the speaker. As the crowd held candles, a friend sang, a poem was read and words and prayers from community members were shared. Kind words and prayers for the family of Clark Earl Allen Jr., the suspect arrested for the crime, were also offered.
Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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