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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -
A Shoals community is remembering the life of a Florence teen who was stabbed and killed by a peer over the weekend.
14-year-old Brooklyn Hollins died from her injuries early Saturday morning.
17-year-old Autumn Wood is out on a $50,000 bond. According to Alabama state law, murder is a bondable offense.
Wood is being charged as an adult in the stabbing death of Brooklyn Hollins. Legal experts say a person 16 years old or older who is accused of a Class A felony, which includes the use of a deadly weapon and or causing death, is automatically charged as an adult.
A court date has not yet been set for Autumn Wood.
With all the legal procedures surrounding Wood, family and friends are making sure the victim isn't lost in the details.
There are several Facebook pages created for her and already they have hundreds of likes. People are using social media to share their favorite memories of her and to say their final goodbyes.
Monday morning, there was a memorial for Brooklyn at the home where it happened.
Brooklyn's uncle, Stephen Keaton, spoke out at a candle light vigil Sunday night.
"Words can't explain it. We can't bring her back. Nothing will bring her back. All we have now are pictures and everyone's thoughts. We all love and miss her. She'll never be replaced," he said.
Keaton said that he feels for Autumn Wood's family as well.
"I'm sorry for the family of the girl who did it because I'm sorry they're going to have to go through some stuff too. But at least they'll get to see her and talk to her. It may be behind bars, but we can't even talk to Brooklyn no more," said Keaton.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made for Brooklyn.