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Friends and family hold vigil for Melithia Singleton

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Friends and Family of Melithia Singleton, the woman strangled to death on Halloween last year, gathered to remember the mother of two.

They held a vigil in Forsyth Park Tuesday, her birthday. Family says she would have wanted a celebration of life instead of mourning.

In addition to prayer and candles, the vigil was represented by the color purple to raise awareness for domestic violence.

Thomas Jackson, an ex- boyfriend of Singleton, is charged with her murder. He had to be re-indicted because the original indictment was among serveral others that had to be redone becacuse prosecutors found felons on the grand jury.

Jackson is charged with malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.

The District Attorney's Office says on December 16, they will schedule the trial date for Jackson, which is expected to be sometime January or February of next year.

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