Vigil planned for teen victim of fatal 2014 stabbing

Vigil planned for teen victim of fatal 2014 stabbing

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Friends and family of a teenager stabbed to death in downtown Charleston two years ago are planning a vigil to commemorate his death.

The vigil is scheduled for Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for family and friends of Brandon Bennett at Monrovia Cemetery on Monrovia Street, off of the King Street Extension.

Bennett, 18, was stabbed to death on June 11, 2014 while he slept at his home on Congress Street.

Friends and family are asked to wear yellow.

"Why yellow? It's because it's a happy color, and his memories makes us all smile," Bennett's mother, Latrease Marion, said.

Police named Terrell Smith as a suspect in the case. Smith was later arrested in Alabama, and extradited back to Charleston.

When Bennett was killed, Smith was out on bail after an arrest for narcotics, according to court records.

Smith is accused of killing Bennett, and wounding Bennett's father. Terrell Smith was charged with murder, attempted murder, first degree burglary, and possession of a knife during a violent crime.

Smith is awaiting trial at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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