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Vigil Planned for Slaying Victims

Posted July 27, 2007

— A vigil for six people killed in Raleigh during June is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday outside the convenience store where one of the victims was found.

Jenna Nielsen, 22, of Fuquay-Varina, was found stabbed to death June 14 outside a convenience store on Lake Wheeler Road across from the State Farmers Market. The pregnant mother was restocking newspaper boxes in the overnight hours when she was attacked and killed.

Nielsen's family has organized the vigil to continue focusing attention on her case – no arrests have been made – and to remember five other people who were killed in the weeks before and after her death.

Those victims are Pascual Xolo, 33; Damarkos Eugene Alan Thorpe, 30; Tyrone Robert Covington, 28; Veronica Malone, 38, and Fidencio San Agustin San Juan, 37.


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  • colliedave Jul 27, 2007

    When will there be a vigil to restore the death penalty so the killers of these individuals get what they deserve?

  • RoseBud Jul 27, 2007

    It hard to imagine anyone would kill a pregnant mother,
    That is below scum.

    Also if you haven't already, please read and sign the petition. If you have, Thank you SO much.


  • lboy Jul 27, 2007

    This Vigil is actually sponsored by the "Victim's Of Violence" team and they have a vigil at the end of each month and they include the victim's for the past 30 days.

  • headlong Jul 27, 2007

    What about adding Michelle and her baby to the vigil as well???

    I think of these two young Mothers often and wish justice for both.