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Maryland families remember lost loved ones at crime victim memorial service

Maryland families remember lost loved ones at crime victim memorial service

Annette Gibson was so concerned with keeping her son, Gregory Eugene Riddick Jr., safe from violence in Baltimore that she sent him to live with his father on the Eastern Shore.

The 26-year-old returned to the city to visit her just a few weeks before Christmas. His father dropped him off at 3 p.m., she said. By 1 a.m., he was dead — shot on Harford Road in Northeast Baltimore.

"He hadn't been here 24 hours," she said. "They killed him. No mother should have to bury her child."

Dozens of families attended the 28th annual Statewide Crime Victims' Memorial Service in the Catonsville High School auditorium Sunday to remember their loved ones and share...

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