Friends, family hold candlelight vigil for 74-year-old stabbed at Shell station
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After four days of grief, sorrow, prayers and a lot of unanswered questions: a family begins to get closure. Several close friends and family of 74-year-old Paul Cason gathered at the Shell gas station on South Floyd and West St. Catherine Streets.
"I can't change the situation. My mama always said change how you view it.That's how I look at it. It was daddy's time. He's in peace and it's painful, but we'll survive," said Cason's daughter from California.
It was this Shell station where Cason went to purchase lottery tickets and was stabbed by a complete stranger Sunday evening. He was taken to University Hospital where he died from one fatal stab wound.
"The guy had a heart of gold, a heart of gold," said Cason's son--also named Paul Cason, "Everybody knew him knew he had a heart of gold. It's a senseless crime."
The suspect was found and arrested after police released surveillance video photos. Police arrested 32-year-old Charles Richardson for Cason's death. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday morning and is currently being held on a $500,000 bond. Richardson has a long criminal history, including several robbery charges.
"Holy-moly, look at that record," exclaimed Judge Sandra McLaughlin while reviewing Richardson's case. "That's what happens when people get out of jail."
Tonight was to remember father, grandfather, and friend--Paul Cason. Those who attended the vigil reflected on his life and took part in song and prayer. Cason was also retired from the Louisville Slugger Museum and worked in maintenance at Christian Care Nursing Home.
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