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Family of murdered father hold vigil

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email
Livrado Romero

Livrado Romero

People gathered to honor a father who died protecting his daughter. A candlelight vigil took place for Livrado Romero, 45, of Lexington outside Fayette District Court in downtown.

"We wanted to honor his memory and to say, he will always be in our hearts and thank you for everything you've done," said Jenny Bryant.

Bryant is Romero's oldest daughter. It was Romero's youngest daughter, who has children with the young man now charged with killing him.

It was back on Monday May 7, when police say 18-year-old Edgar Vieyra, broke into their Wayland Drive home and started shooting.

"I just went blank," said Nallely Romero, Vieyra's former girlfriend. "My father was a wonderful man, and he died protecting me and my family."

Nallely was grazed by one of the bullets, her mother was shot several times, but they survived. Her father was shot multiple times, he died at UK Hospital.

"He always said he would protect us, no matter what," Nallely said. "I will always love him and remember all of the great times we had together."

The Brenda Cowan Coalition helped organized the vigil, the advocacy program that helps victims of domestic violence is also accepting donations to cover funeral expenses for Romero.

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