FVSU holds candlelight vigil for Donnell Phelps

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Hundreds of people gathered tonight for a candlelight vigil, in memory of a Fort Valley State University student who was stabbed to death on Tuesday.

Three speakers talked about what a wonderful person 18-year-old Donnell Phelps was.  Despite the candles not lighting, one said his wonderful life burns within their hearts.

“We’re pulling through.  Some of us are depressed, some of us are in shock, and with me it still has not registered that my friend is gone,” expresses Mackenzey Davis.

Participants also released balloons and sang “This Little Light of Mine.”

Twenty-four-year-old Joseph Scott Jr. is charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony.  He is in the Peach County Jail without bond.

According to the police report, Phelps tried stopping Scott from harassing a group of women on campus.  Scott is accused of stabbing Phelps and a campus security guard, Ernest Johnson.

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