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Vigil held for dead Tupelo man

A vigil was held at Theron Nichols Park in Tupelo on Thursday to honor the memory of Santonio Curruthers.

Posted: May 30, 2019 11:06 PM
Updated: May 31, 2019 9:08 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A vigil was held at Theron Nichols Park in Tupelo on Thursday to honor the memory of Santonio Carruthers.

Carruthers was found dead in his own apartment Monday night when police responded to a call about a shooting.

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His family described him as nice, outgoing and a family man.

"It's been rough. It's been very hard, but we have been dealing with it,” said Jumar Pinson, Carruthers' cousin. “We are holding up. We trust in God and we are holding up."

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