Binghamton community begins healing process - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Ursula Madden

Binghamton community begins healing process

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At an early morning vigil at First Baptist Church, dozens of people gathered to pray and support their community. At an early morning vigil at First Baptist Church, dozens of people gathered to pray and support their community.

MEMPHIS (WMC-TV) - Through prayer and song, the Binghamton community began its healing process Tuesday morning after the horrific discovery of six bodies inside a Lester Street home Monday night.

At an early morning vigil at First Baptist Church, dozens of people gathered to pray and support their community.

"I came to support the family that has lost their loved ones and to pray for this world as a whole," church member Diane Williams said.

Williams' thoughts were with the small children who survived the attack.

"(I hope) that someone will be there to support them to guide them to strengthen them through it all, because they are so innocent," she said.   "I have kids of my own and I would wish the same for my kids.  Nobody deserves this."

Pastor Keith Norman said nobody deserves the kind of pain left behind by such a brutal crime, but it's there.

"This type of situation moves beyond community," he said. "It moves beyond the races. It moves beyond anything that would seek to separate us in any way."

With heads bowed and hands held, church members shed tears together as they turned to their faith to overcome grief.

Norman said the church was planning to raise money for the family members of the victims, and to give that money to family members and victims as needed.


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