Vigil pleads for info about young mother's killer - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Vigil pleads for info about young mother's killer

Marnesha Scales (Source: Family) Marnesha Scales (Source: Family)

Friends and family gathered a vigil for a mother gunned down in Memphis 365 days ago.

Marnesha Scales, 18, was shot multiple times while inside her own car. Detectives say a car pulled up beside her and started shooting. There were two other people in the car, but Scales was the only one who died.

"There were two more people in the car with her. No one seen anything. No one knows who it was, it's very frustrating," Debbie Golden, Scales' mother, said.

She is survived by her mother and 3-year-old daughter, Chloe.

"It's hard because I'm not the one that's suppose to be raising her. She had a mom," Golden. "I'm hurt, but it hurts me even more knowing she's not gonna experience her memories that I have with her mother, she's not gonna know her"

Scales' mother organized Wednesday's vigil. She hopes it will get people's attention and cause someone to come forward with information.

"There is so much death, so much going on now in Memphis and I just wish that someone would feel sorry for--hopefully feel sorry for--Chloe and know this person who did this needs to pay for the crime," Golden said.

Now, as the family works to move forward, they are hoping someone with information will come forward.

"This person that did this needs to pay for this crime," Golden said.

Scales' killer remains at large, and the family is asking anyone with information to come forward.

There is also a reward being offered through CrimeStoppers--the number is 901-528-CASH.

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