Butterfly release by family of Dequante Hobbs brings attention to violent crime
The parents of the 7-year-old killed by a stray bullet in May says they want to keep his memory alive.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been nearly two months since 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs was killed, and now his family want to help others.
The boy's parents is teaming up with Idlewild Butterfly Farm in Louisville to bring attention to survivors of violent crime and their family members.
By doing this, Hobb's parent's say it let's their son and his memory continue.
The boy's mother, Micheshia Norment, help release seven swallow tail butterflies on Sunday. She said, "The butterflies are a symbol for growing, hope, love, and transformation. It's like you're transforming from a worse place to a better place."
Dequante Hobbs, Sr. says they're overwhelmed by the community support for what their family is going through. "This is just to show the love that we've been getting. We just want to show it back."
Hobbs was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting in his kitchen eating cake in May. There have been no arrests.
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