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LSU hosts candlelight vigil in honor of Wayde Sims

5 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 02 2018 Oct 2, 2018 October 02, 2018 8:42 PM October 02, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - LSU hosted a vigil to honor late basketball star Wayde Sims after his murder last week.

The basketball team announced the gathering, which was held Tuesday outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center around 8 o'clock.

"We're sad but we're going to get through this," Wayde Sims' dad, Wayne, said.

Another vigil was held for Sims Saturday afternoon at Southern University, and LSU held a moment of silence in Tiger Stadium ahead of it's game against Ole Miss that same day.

Sims was shot and killed early Friday morning of last week during a fight near Southern's campus. It happened after a homecoming concert at the university.

The man who allegedly shot Sims, Dyteon Simpson, was arrested Saturday and booked on one count of second-degree murder.

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