Domestic Violence Vigil for Garland Victims Sunday
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) _ The Next Step Domestic Violence Project will host a candlelight vigil on Sunday to remember a mother and her children who were allegedly slain by her boyfriend in Garland.
Next Step Community Education Coordinator Kelly Brown told WNSX-FM that the event is being held Sunday evening in Ellsworth because 36-year-old Christina Sargent and her children, 8-year-old Destiny Sargent and 10-year-old Duwayne Coke, had family in the Hancock County area.
Brown says the vigil outside Ellsworth City Hall is open to the community and anyone affected by domestic violence.
Charged in the killings last month is Keith Coleman of Garland, Christina Sargent's boyfriend. Defense lawyer Martha Harris has suggested he may suffer from mental health problems.