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Hundreds attend vigil for Morgan State student killed in off-campus stabbing

Hundreds attend vigil for Morgan State student killed in off-campus stabbing

Several hundred students, teachers, friends and family of slain Morgan State University sophomore Marcus Edwards gathered on the Northeast Baltimore campus Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil.

They recalled Edwards, 21, as an upbeat scholar robbed of a promising future.

Fellow members of the group SMOOTH, which stands for Strong Men Overcoming Obstacles Together, spoke passionately of an earnest friend who always attended class, did his homework, and put in the extra time to be a leader and inspiration for others.

Chinedu Nwokeafor, a friend and fellow student, urged those in the crowd — many crying with candles in hand, blue balloons floating above —...

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