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Candlelight vigil for homicide victims

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The grandmother who is suing Georgia's Division of Family and Children's Services for her granddaughter's death attended a candlelight vigil for the victims of murder in Gwinnett County. Ten-year-old Emani Moss was starved to death, her body burned in a trash can, despite a lengthy record of abuse on file with D-FACS.

The loved ones of people murdered in Gwinnett County this year filled the Justice Center in Lawrenceville, including Robin Moss.

Robin Moss was in good spirits despite her heartbreak. It's her own son and his wife who are charged with killing the little girl. Bagpipes, song and the lighting of several Christmas trees were just a part of the ceremony. Each victim's name was also read aloud followed by the ring of a bell.

Robin Moss said she wished her granddaughter was with her. "It's difficult because it's the loving time of year, honestly, and family and we all miss her," she said. "She made a list every year. Last year she only wanted two things and that was a book and to be with me."

At least for the night rather than think about how police say her own son and daughter-in-law neglected and killed her grandchild, Moss said she'd rather think about Emani is in "a safer place now where no one else can hurt her, no more harm, no more pain."

Eman and Tiffany Moss are both in jail, charged with murder. An attorney for grandmother Robin Moss recently sent a letter of intent to sue to the state, saying D-FACS is largely responsible for the little girl's death.

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