Vigil held for NC mother, murdered at 34

Alicia Sligh (WSOC-TV)

Alicia Sligh (WSOC-TV)

WINGATE, N.C. — Family and friends of a young mother who was found murdered last month gathered in Wingate to remember her Saturday night.

WSOC-TV reported that Alicia Sligh’s body was found in Marshville last month. Her husband was arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Sligh would have turned 35 next week. Her family and friends came together to celebrate her life — a life cut incredibly short.

“She was just amazing, amazing,” Alice Sligh, Alicia’s sister, said.

Sligh’s family gathered to honor her memory and to help her two kids, 12 and 14, celebrate her birthday.

“We miss her, but she’s here in spirit,” Renee Neely said.

On March 9 — the Sligh family found out that an unthinkable crime had happened.

Sligh had been found on South White Street in Marshville slumped over the driver’s seat of a car. She was dead, from a gunshot wound to the head.

Later, family members would find out that the suspect in the case was her own husband—Reginald Allen.

Read full story: WSOC-TV

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