“Take Back the Site” vigil held at Grazioli home

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A house that use to be the Grazioli’s family home is now the alleged site of a gruesome murder. 

“It’s sad to look over here and see them gone,” said Sandy Acker. Acker lives across the street from the Grazioli home. She attended the “Take Back the Site” vigil that was held Thursday night. “Any chance we have to interact and pray for the families and individuals, we were glad to do that,” said Acker.

The “Take Back the Site” vigil was put on by the Benedictines for Peace. Sister Anne McCarthy lead the vigil. “It’s to gather as a community and say life is sacred and to pray for the victims and to pray for the families,” said Sister McCarthy. There were people who didn’t know Amanda Grazioli personally, but they still attended Thursday night’s vigil. Shequel Overton was one of those people. She came to the vigil and also brought a basket of gifts for Amanda’s family. “Everyday is a struggle, it is a battle, but you get through it,” said Overton.

At the end of the vigil, attendees sung “Holy Ground.”

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