HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - One hundred and fifty people came to a vigil Saturday evening to express sorrow and support to the family of two innocent Stockbridge residents who were gunned down in a standoff that lasted for hours.
Sandra White, a pregnant mother, was shot by her boyfriend, according to police. The alleged gunman, Anthony Bailey, also killed Ms. White's 16-year-old son. Arkevion White, who was a Dutchtown High School football player.
The motive, according to the White family, was the breakup of a relationship with Anthony Bailey. Police say Bailey took his own life before officers could get to him.
On the day that should have been Sandra White's baby shower, people gathered at Stockbridge City Hall to pray for healing instead.
"So many people are saying what can we do and how can we help. The greatest thing we can do right now is prayer," Mayor pro tem John Blout said.
Cathy White, a mother and grandmother, said Bailey gave no indications of violence when she was around him.
"We did not know and she did not let us know," Ms. White said.
The woman's message, coated in tears, was emphatic as she expressed she will dedicate her life to trying to curb domestic violence.
The tasteful ceremony concluded with a display of purple – Sandra White's favorite color.