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05/24/04

Candlelight Vigil Honors Murder Victim

People in Yamacraw Village are remembering the victim of a violent crime. Dozens gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday night in memory of 32-year-old Jarvis Maxwell. They marched through the streets of Savannah and prayed for the man who was gunned down.

Maxwell was killed almost two years ago on West Boundary Street. His friends are now speaking out, calling for a stop to the violent crimes that took the life of the man they say everybody loved.

"We're trying to stop the violence all over the world," said longtime friend Andrew Grant. "One thing about that though, when it's your time, it's your time. Jarvis was a good man, everybody knowed him, everybody loved him. Everybody loved him."

A week after his death, police arrested 29-year-old Joseph Washington from Hinesville. Washington was convicted of Maxwell's murder last June. He is currently serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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