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Aug 5, 2014

Vigil to be Held in Honor of Slain Teenager

Andrew Munnings

As we told you, a seventeen year old Wesley High School graduate has been charged with the murder of sixteen year old Chryslin Gladden. That has sparked a vigil for the fallen youth. This morning, a group of former Wesley College students was also at the Raccoon Street police station. Their purpose was to acquire permission for the vigil in memory of Chryslin.  The candle light vigil, according to the young organizers, will be not only for Gladden, but for all those who have died due to the endemic violence. The group is inviting the public to attend the vigil that starts at the Yarborough Basketball court Wednesday at five-thirty pm. Spokesperson for the group is Andrew Munnings, who says he last spoke to Gladden two days prior to her murder.

 

Andrew Munnings, Spokesperson, Vigil

“Just  to get this over front. It will not start at the Wesley College it will start at the Yabra Basketball Court just to put that out. It will be a candle light march from the court, Fair-Weather Street, Cemetery Road, Orange Street, Albert Street and back at the court as well. Anybody that knew Chryslin, anybody that lost anybody to violence this is a time for us to come out as one. This is a time for youths with a voice to come out and say that we have had enough. We are going to come out and stand up we are going to make a change in our country Belize. Everyone please dress in white, every one wear some form of white for peace. Bring your candle, white, red and blue balloons to signify peace in Belize, your posters, your t-shirts, whatsoever you guys have to put towards the cause. It will be great guys. So just come out and march and just come for the cause.”

 

Reporter

“Did you know Chryslin?”

 

Andrew Munnings

“We were best friends, we all knew Chryslin. Thursday before she passed we were actually hanging for my TV show, my teen show and she was suppose to be my first guest and we were actually suppose to talk about crime never knowing that two days later the same topic that we were suppose to discuss would come and knock on her door. So this is a tribute for Chryslin for anyone who was lost anyone in gun violence, crime and violence in Belize.” 

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