Loved ones hold vigil for pregnant woman allegedly slain by her

Loved ones hold vigil for pregnant woman allegedly slain by her husband

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L-R: Rashon Epps and her father, Harry Parnell. Source: Family photo L-R: Rashon Epps and her father, Harry Parnell. Source: Family photo
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HOOVER, AL (WBRC) -

Family and friends gathered on Thursday night in Hoover to mourn the loss of Rashon Epps, who was expecting her third child.

As her family struggles to deal with the loss, her husband, Brian Epps, remains in jail on a murder charge.

Police say Brian Epps shot and killed Rashon Friday night after a heated dispute. It left Kinisha and James Bester to deal with the sudden loss of their sister and to raise Rashon's surviving children.

"We just taking it lightly. One day at a time. Keeping them in good memory of their mom," added Kinisha Bester.

"How hard working she was and how dedicated she was to life itself," explained James Bester.

The life of a loving mother of two with a third child on the way, cut short. It's a reality that has the bester family asking questions.

"Why? Why my sister? Why that day?" James Bester said.

They may never get that answer but they both want Rashon's death to make a difference.

"A change in how we treat each other," added James.

Community activist Frank Mathews joined in on Thursday's vigil. He is asking members of the community to take a stand against domestic violence in the name of Rashon Bester Epps.

According to the Bester family, the funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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