- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - Hundreds of people in Cleveland gathered to remember the 12-year-old girl who police say was shot and killed by her stepfather last week.

The Northeast Ohio Media group reports (http://bit.ly/1vCgMBP ) the vigil was held Sunday evening outside the home of Davia Garth. Police say she was killed Thursday when her stepfather Rufus Gray entered the home and began shooting. The girl and her mother were taken to the hospital, where the girl died.

Nearly 200 attended the candlelight vigil, where Davia’s mother Sonya Garth spoke about her daughter. The girl’s classmates, teachers and family also shared memories.

Fifty-nine-year-old Gray is charged with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.

Local media report Sonya Garth was seeking a divorce from Gray and that he wasn’t living with her.



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