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Candlelight vigil for Breonna Loftin has bigger message

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There was a candlelight vigil in Kountze City Park for Breonna Loftin, the 4 year old who died from blunt force to the her head from being abused by her mother's boyfriend, Jason Delacerta.

The family friend, John McGovern, hosted and put the ceremony together. He says this wasn't only a remembrance event for Breonna, but to bring awareness to child abuse.

"It's for Bre, for the memorial for Breonna," he says, "But we also want to educate people to let them know child abuse is real, and this could be avoided if you just report what you see."

Well over a hundred people gathered at the park. They had candles and blue ribbons. The blue ribbons are a representation of child abuse awareness.

Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain and deputies also attended the event.

Angela Willis, who didn't know Breonna, but came to support Breonna.

She was there with her 12 children, including two twins that are Breonna's age. She says she had a heavy heart for this child that's been known as a "princess", but is now an angel that's free from pain and suffering.

"I don't know this child, I don't know this child's family, Willis says, "My heart bleeds for this baby."

McGovern says the funeral costs for Breonna have been take care off.

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