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Family grieving loss of Lexington stabbing victim

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We're learning more about a man police say was stabbed to death during a large fight in Lexington.

The coroner has identified the victim as Steven Campbell, 22, of Lexington. Police tell us they are still trying to figure out what led to the stabbing. At this point, they haven't filed any charges.

One man is being remembered after police say his was fatally stabbed in front of a home on Mark Avenue. Family members tell us they can't believe this 22-year-old is gone.

"My son that I'll never be able to see or hold again," said Theresa Parker, who is the victim's mother.

Although it was hard to get through the interview, Theresa Parker wanted us to know her son, Steven Campbell. He was a brother, landscaper, and fiance, who was killed when a fight turned violent Thursday night. His friends and family were looking forward to his wedding next month on October 5. He was going to marry Manda Bentley.

"He was only 22. He was so young. I just can't believe this has happened to him," said Parker.

Police are now investigating Campbell's death as homicide. Family says Campbell was stabbed twice with the fatal stab being in the heart. They are not releasing any information about suspects, but Campbell's mother says she knows someone is responsible and wants justice.

"This is murder. This is plain murder," said Parker. "I hope he rots in prison. I will make sure justice is done. He took my son. He took my child's life. The state will take his."

Outgoing, personable, and full of life are a few ways Campbell has been described to us. And among many things, his mother says his sense of humor and smile will be missed, something she saw every day. He was her only son. He's survived by an older and younger sister, along with step siblings and a stepfather.

"I just want my baby back," said Parker.

Police are still searching for answers as they investigate exactly what happened while Campbell's friends and family continue grieving their loss.

A female juvenile was also hurt in the disorder, not stabbed but released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Campbell's mother has organized a vigil for Friday at 7 p.m. It will be off Price Road in an open field near the Suburban Mobile Home Park where she lives. Family shared with us that a fund has been set up at Woodforest National Bank on West New Circle Road in Lexington. It's called the 'Steven Campbell Memorial Fund,' and it's to help his family pay for his funeral.


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