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Tulsa Murder Victim's Mother Keeps Hoping For Justice

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Gabby's mother is committed to keeping her little girl's memory alive. Police believe they know who killed Gabby but are waiting on enough evidence to make an arrest. Gabby's mother is committed to keeping her little girl's memory alive. Police believe they know who killed Gabby but are waiting on enough evidence to make an arrest.
She wasn't killed in the streets, she was home, where she should have been safe, Lacrecia said. She wasn't killed in the streets, she was home, where she should have been safe, Lacrecia said.
Investigators admit they're frustrated people in the neighborhood are reluctant to tell what they know. Investigators admit they're frustrated people in the neighborhood are reluctant to tell what they know.

Gabby Bledsoe was an 18-year-old honor student who dreamed of becoming a lawyer.

She didn't get to fulfill that dream because she was murdered six months ago.

On Saturday, August 3, 2013, her mother is holding a "Justice for Gabby Day" in hopes of moving the case forward.

Gabby's mother is committed to keeping her little girl's memory alive. She wants people to remember the girl who was so outgoing, so committed to her studies, the girl whose life was tragically cut short.

People in the neighborhood recognized Gabby by her Angry Birds backpack on the days she walked home from school.

When she was only in middle school, she told her family she wanted to become a lawyer and never changed her mind.

She was ready to graduate, ready to go to college and make that dream a reality, but that was not to be.

She didn't even get the diploma she worked so hard to earn.

She was stabbed in the neck inside her own home on March 2.

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"I think the hardest part is what happened, how it happened, just turning 18," Lacrecia said. "She wasn't in the streets. She was at home. She should've been safe."

Police believe they know who killed Gabby but are waiting on enough evidence to make an arrest.

Detectives call often and update the case. Investigators admit they're frustrated people in the neighborhood are reluctant to tell what they know.

That's hard on Gabby's family as well.

"I'm getting better, but I'm still very angry," Lacrecia said. "There's anger, sadness, everything put together, is how I feel."

Justice for Gabby Day will be held at Crawford Park on Saturday from 2-7 p.m. The public is invited.

There will be music, t-shirts and food in celebration of Gabby's life.

A balloon release, in purple, Gabby's favorite color, will be used to symbolize keeping her memory alive.

It will be more than just a day of remembrance.

Gabby's mother hopes after the balloons are released, someone will come forward who knows something about this murder, someone who saw a suspect in the neighborhood or knows something that will finally bring this case to justice.

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