(Memphis) One by one, they lit an elaborate set of tea lights showing their love, hurt, and hope for healing, as friends and family held a candlelight vigil for the couple found murdered in their Orange Mound home Thursday.
Robert Morris tried to tell us why he did held a candlelight vigil for his brother, but family had to step in when the words just wouldn’t come out.
“He’s my heart, man,” Morris said.
James Alexander and his wife Danielle were murdered, and their 7-year-old daughter found them when she woke up.
“They took everything from the house, all of the electronics…TV’s, radio,” said Anquinette Chambers, Danielle’s sister.
Chambers says even though everything was gone from the home, it was no robbery.
She says her sister beat up a girl and posted video of the fight on Facebook. She said the victim then threatened her sister.
“She went to her page and said, ‘it’s ok. It doesn’t matter. You all will be dead in the morning.’”
Police are looking into that and looking for a man the couple let live with them.
It’s all happening while family and friends struggle.
“I cried last night, I left a voicemail on his phone last night,” said Titus Moore.
There were no tough guy acts at the vigil.
Almost everyone was in tears, not just for the couple, but also for the children they left behind and the 7-year old who woke up to something no one should ever see.