Friends paint Folly Beach boat to honor murdered woman

Friends paint the Folly Beach boat to honor murder victim

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Family and friends of a murder victim gathered at the Folly Beach boat Friday to honor her memory.

The victim, 21 year old Jasmine Marrone was killed just a few days before she was supposed to leave Charleston.

Marrone's body was found in the back of her car outside a Summerville gas station last Sunday.

Police said she was strangled by 33 year old James Carpenter Jr., who was with the body.

"There's no doubt in my mind that James Randall Carpenter committed this murder," said the victim's father, Richard Marrone. "There's no doubt in my mind. It's in my heart, it's in her heart. She knows it."

Richard Marrone and several of his daughter's friends painted the boat lime green, which was one of Jasmine's favorite colors.

Then, they painted their own personal messages to her.

"We're just all trying to come here today to celebrate her life, because she was a great person and we'll remember Jazz as a wonderful, wonderful human being," said friend Jessica Moore.

Other friends can't believe Jasmine is gone.

"Why bad things happen to good people? It's hard, you know?", said friend Patrick O'Donnell.

The murder suspect, Carpenter is being held without bond at the Berkeley County Detention Center.

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