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Vigil for murdered woman also call to end domestic violence

Mourners gathered Friday to remember A'viona Bronson. Mourners gathered Friday to remember A'viona Bronson.
The suspect's wife said her husband confessed to killing Bronson. The suspect's wife said her husband confessed to killing Bronson.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Friends of murder victim A'viona Bronson came together for a vigil in Madison Friday night to puzzle over the circumstances of her death, and to remember her as an energetic, sometimes rough-and-tumble young woman who hoped to be a hair stylist. "She definitely made people happy," said fellow graduate of Bob Jones High school Brianna Mitchell.  "She was everybody's friend. Nobody disliked her."

22-year-old Bronson was found dead in her apartment in Huntsville on Monday. Police have arrested 30-year-old Kenyatta Deshon Marton on murder charges for her death. He remains in the Madison County Jail.

Martin's wife said that he confessed he had been having an affair with Bronson and that he had killed her. Bronson's friends were stunned and mystified at the news that Martin was married. They say Bronson told them she and Martin had just gotten engaged.

"I think it just stuck a finger in a wound that was already hurting," said friend Kendyle Davis.  "So to learn that he was married already and he deceived her... That hurt. It hurt a lot."   

"Be careful," said Mitchell. "Be careful who you fall in love with. Be careful who you are getting involved with."

Participants in the vigil wore black ribbons of mourning, but also purple ribbons to symbolize the fight against domestic violence, of which they said Bronson's death was a clear example, something someone close to her should have spotted and taken action against.

"We didn't even know anything about their relationship," said Mitchell. "And that's what really hurts the most is that I let her slip away from me."

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