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Candlelight Vigil for Simmie Williams

Jim Burroway

February 25th, 2009
Simmie Williams, Jr.

Simmie Williams, Jr.

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday in Fort Lauderdale for Simmie Williams, Jr., who was shot to death exactly one year ago. Simmie was dressed in drag when he was shot down. He was seventeen. Despite a $5,000 reward, no arrests have been made in the case. Denise King, Simmie’s mother, spoke at the event:

“When you look at it, it could happen again,” King said. “And it’s going to be somebody else’s child and they will want somebody to step up, you know, and speak and tell what they want.”



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