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Vigil held for mother stabbed to death in Lindell Ave. apartment

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---A week after a mother of three is stabbed to death in her home, her family and friends hold a vigil to remember her.

23-year-old Jovona Dawson was killed inside her apartment on Lindell Avenue.

That's in the Shawnee neighborhood.

Her 6-year-old daughter woke up to find Dawson's body in the kitchen.

Family members returned to her home today for a vigil.. and say this ordeal has been tough on her children.

"They doing okay. They doing okay by the grace of God, but everything's working out for them in their favor. They're doing okay," says Dricka Cummings, sister of Jovona Dawson.

Dawson's neighbor, Michael Hayes, has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Her family says they are raising money to pay for her funeral costs, and to support her children.

Dawson's funeral is Monday morning.

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