Public Candlelight Vigil Planned For Saturday

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother has renewed hope for justice after her son was killed three years ago and there have been no arrests.

Andrew Graham from Centennial was murdered while walking home. His case remains unsolved. The 23-year-old’s body was found in the front yard of a neighbor’s Willow Creek home, just a few blocks from his own home.

Graham was walking home from a nearby light rail station when he was shot and killed. The theory is that it was a racially motivated robbery by gang members. However, nobody has ever been charged. A grand jury investigation was unsuccessful, despite confessions from past suspects questioned by police.

Although the case is unsolved, it’s far from closed. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says the case is still very active, being investigated and they have viable suspects. He said when the timing is appropriate they will present the case again, this time to a newly-elected and different district attorney.

In the meantime Graham’s mother, Cynthia Gelston-Graham, tries to keep her son’s memory alive.

“Community awareness — if this could happen to Andrew, it could happen to anyone of us and we need to stand together to say, ‘No, this is not okay.’ And that’s important,” she said.

A public candlelight vigil is planned for this Saturday to remember Graham. It’s open to the community and is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Willow Creek Recreation Area located at 7700 South Willow Street in Centennial.


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