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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) – A march against violence Wednesday night marks the second anniversary of a young woman's murder.

The mother of the victim led the march to honor her daughter, fight crime, and take back their neighborhood.

21-year-old Ebony Clarke was shot in August of 2008. The young mother was an innocent victim, during a gang fight.

Some of her family and others from the community walked eight blocks from the area where she was shot to a rally at Willis Park to honor Clarke and help to stop the violence.

"It felt good shouting out ‘say no to drugs and gang activity', some were in their house but I know they heard us," said Barbara Williford, Ebony Clarke's Mother.

In 2009 a jury found a suspect not guilty of malice murder. They deadlocked on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.

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