Late night vigil planned for recent murder victim - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Late night vigil planned for recent murder victim

It will be a late night for the family of Louisville's latest murder victim.  40-year-old Larry Evans was killed last weekend.  Now family and friends are holding a vigil at the exact time and location of his murder.

"My son was a good husband and good father," said Donna Morton.

Last Sunday morning, her son was murdered.  40-year-old Larry Evans was shot to death at a Valley Station car wash.

"We're going to do this for everybody that has been shot or stabbed.  For any victims at all raped, kidnapped, this is for all victims," said Tammy Evans, Larry's wife.

Pictures, flowers and makeshift memorials mark the location.  Evans' family and friends will hold a candle light vigil at 1 a.m. at the car wash where he was murdered.

"We need to be at the spot where Larry took his last breath to pay our respects and get our closure," said Robert Kolberg, Evans' best friend

Some of that closure came last week.  When police arrested John Davis Jr. and charged him with the murder.

"But it's not going to bring my son back," said Morton.

The 1 a.m. vigil will not be the only sad similarity for the Evans family.  On the exact same day in 1985, Larry Evans' younger brother Robbie was also murdered.  He was only 15-years-old.

The candle light vigil will be held at the Village Car Wash on 3rd Street in the South End.

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