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Slain toddler a symbol at National Night Out in Waverly
Slain toddler a symbol at National Night Out in Waverly

Emotions were high at National Night Out in Baltimore, where residents offered to help pay for a murdered toddler's funeral while the city's police commissioner promised an arrest in the case by the end of the week. The death of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, killed by a stray bullet, compelled Tricia Rubacky to attend Tuesday's vigil in Waverly, miles from her home in Roland Park. "I just want to express my condolences," Rubacky said as she hugged Joann Jones, McKenzie's grandmother. On the spot, Rubacky wrote Jones a personal check for funeral expenses on behalf of her and husband, Bill Merritt, who couldn't come. "Everybody's heart goes...

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