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Slain man's wake had things he loved: Celtics, TV, snacks

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Monday, July 09 2018 Jul 9, 2018 July 09, 2018 8:27 PM July 09, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: WGNO
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After a young New Orleans man was killed, his grieving family chose to remember him doing what he loved: sitting in front of a TV with his beloved Boston Celtics on the screen.
  
The body of 18-year-old Renard Matthews, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on June 25, was dressed in a Celtics jersey at Sunday wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in the Treme neighborhood. WDSU-TV reports his body was positioned in a chair and he had a video game controller in his lap. His favorite snacks were positioned on a nearby table and the floor.
  
The 18-year-old Matthews will be buried Tuesday.

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