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Laura Evans Remembered


Appomattox Co., VA – Friends and family came together to remember Laura Evans, the woman who was shot and killed outside a Marathon gas station in Appomattox last week.

A vigil for Evans is being held at Appomattox County High School.

Laura Evans' daughter-in-law organized the vigil to get the word out about domestic violence. She says she never saw any signs of abuse in the Evans relationship, but she knows some good can come out of her family's tragedy.

Laura Evans was born in Lynchburg, graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, and was working as a student systems specialist for Appomattox schools at the time of her death.

Poldi Moreno is the Assistant Principal of Appomattox County High School and became good friends with Laura Evans when she worked at the school's guidance office.

Moreno says last Friday he was leaving work when several ambulances pulled out in front of him. Later that night, he got a phone call that Laura Evans was dead.

"Oh god. I can't put it in words. Shock, disbelief, anger, sadness," Moreno said.

More than 300 people are expected at the vigil.

A Lynchburg Domestic violence group will also be speaking here. The public is invited to attend.

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