Murder Victim Remembered by Hundreds in Candlelight Vigil

Murder Victim Remembered by Hundreds in Candlelight Vigil

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Joey O'Brien was loved as shown by the hundreds of candles shining bright in his name at a vigil Sunday night.

"It's heart warming and it's very touching to realize that he impacted this many people's lives," says his mother, Mary Jane O'Brien.

Joseph O'Brien was killed last week in a random act of violence. He was shot to death while riding his bicycle.

"This is one of our own. Just for a bicycle, just for a bicycle.. I mean that's what life has come to," says Patricia Roser from The Lady's Auxiliary.

Sunday night, family and friends gathered at the place where O'Brien took his final breath, the post office parking lot at Springhill Avenue and Broad Street.

Faith was of utmost importance to joey; something that that makes his death a little easier to handle.

"He said, 'If I just get to heaven I don't care if I'm a flea on a dogs behind. If I was there, that's all that's important'," says a church friend, Tom Ebel.

It's a hard thing to swallow, but,O'Brien'ss friends and family are not bitter.

"My heart really goes out to whoever did this's mother because if your child does something bad, it hurts," says O'Brien's mom.

Joey's mom hopes and prays one day soon, there will be closure for her family.

"I hope that there was someone out there who did see something and will say something," says his mom.

But, the vigil in the post office parking lot, was not focused towards the killer, instead, it was a celebration of Joey O'Brien's life, and chance to say, goodbye.

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