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Prayer group holds vigil for murdered South Bend woman

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A candlelight vigil held Thursday night for a murdered South Bend woman.

Two weeks ago, 42-year-old Deshone Caradine was stabbed to death in her South Bend apartment. Her son found her body the next day.

Several days later her ex-boyfriend, Manuel Clemon, was arrested by police.

A small group gathered to pray for Caradine and her killer. The group has been getting together for nearly two decades for every time someone is killed in St. Joseph County.

While they say the killer needs prayers too, the group still can't understand what lead up to this.

"It's hard to comprehend that kind of violence, that somebody can become so angry,” said Michael Elliott. “To strike somebody is one thing, but to batter them, cut them and kill them like that, it’s hard to comprehend.”

Clemon was arrested in Chicago several days after Caradine's body was found. Police say evidence linking him to the crime was found in her car.

 

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