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Friends of Heather Palumbo-Jones are hosting a unique fundraiser with the hope that no one else will endure her fate. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Friends of Heather Palumbo-Jones are hosting a unique fundraiser with the hope that no one else will endure her fate. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Investigators found Palumbo-Jones' body "badly burned" in a wooded area off U.S. 64 between the Shelby-Fayette County line and Collierville-Arlington Road on April 23. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5, family) Investigators found Palumbo-Jones' body "badly burned" in a wooded area off U.S. 64 between the Shelby-Fayette County line and Collierville-Arlington Road on April 23. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5, family)
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GERMANTOWN, TN -

(WMC) - On Sunday, friends of a slain Germantown kindergarten teacher honored her memory through music.

Heather Palumbo-Jones' loved ones hosted a unique fundraiser Sunday with the hope that no one else will endure the 33-year-old's fate.

Joanna Young opened her home to Smith7 Records.

"About 30 different bands get together, about four or five bands per show. We play five dollar donations usually," said Smith7 Records founder Brian Vernon. "All that money goes to a worthy cause ... When Joanna brought up specifically what happened up Heather, everyone resoundingly decided this is what we wanted to donate to this year."

All concert tour proceeds will go to a local program to stop domestic violence.

"[Heather's] trial is coming up in October and so this is just a great opportunity to give back to that organization," Young said.

On April 16, 2013, Palumbo-Jones failed to show up for work at Frayser Achievement School. Police say her husband told them the couple had an argument, it escalated and he killed her.

Investigators found Palumbo-Jones' body "badly burned" in a wooded area off U.S. 64 between the Shelby-Fayette County line and Collierville-Arlington Road on April 23.

Palumbo-Jones' husband, Chris Jones, is charged with first-degree murder.

"God's good and he heals our hearts and we're just on a mission to make sure nothing like that ever happens again," Young added.

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