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Walk planned to honor murder victim

   A community walk is planned for later this month to honor a victims

Tomma Graves

Kentucky State University will hold a community walk later this month to honor the victim of a murder.

Franklin County victims’ advocate Tomma Graves, a KSU graduate, was found shot to death inside a truck near Harrod Brother's Funeral Home back in August. "Graves was a prominent, well-respected member of the community who assisted victims of domestic abuse. Having a walk in her honor would allow her memory and message to live on", Kayanna Dunn said, a senior elementary education major at KSU.

The Tomma Graves Community Walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in front of the William Exum Center. Graves’ family and friends will speak about her life and accomplishments. A speaker will discuss domestic violence and how victims can get help.

The walkers will head down East Main Street, across the Capital Avenue bridge and end on the Capitol steps. There, the group will release purple and white balloons in honor of Graves and all of the domestic violence victims she helped. Shuttles will bring walkers back to campus.

Cost for the walk is $5, which includes a T-shirt, and participants can register on campus in the Carl M. Hill Student Center, Suite 320, or in the Chappell Building or at the west side Kroger and Fifth Third Bank.

The KSU Office of Student Life and Holistic Development and the Office of Service Learning are sponsoring and assisting in the coordination and staffing of the walk.

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