Vigil held to celebrate A'Miya Braxton's birthday

Family, friends, and community members came together to celebrate the life of A'Miya Braxton.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 8:04 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 8:04 PM

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Family, friends, and community members came together to celebrate the life of A'Miya Braxton.

A candlelight vigil was held Thursday night in A'Maiya's honor to celebrate what would have been her ninth birthday.

Everyone gathered around, held lighted candles, and lifted A'Miya and her family up in prayer. 

"It was touching," said Charles Braxton, A'Miya's father. "It's a good thing to see when people can come together and do what's right."

A'Miya was tragically killed last year when she was hit by a car getting off the school bus in front of her home.

It was decided last month that a grand jury will not indict the driver of the car that hit A'Miya. 

Many at the vigil expressed their thoughts on getting justice for A'Miya.

"We miss her a lot and we just want to see justice served," said Tanya Jones, a friend of the Braxton's.

The Braxton's spokesperson said their fight for justice isn't over. They plan to put petitions out in the community for people to sign and take them to the District Attorney in hopes of getting their case re-presented. 

 

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