Family, community gather to honor Timothy Hall

Timothy Hall's mother says it is no comfort to her that the man police say killed her son is behind bars and charged in the crime. All she thinks about is how much her 15 year old had to live for.

"I will never hear him say I love you mom, I will never feel that, I will never hear that, as a mother. I will never hear my son's voice again," Daphne Tull said. 

Tull knows her son is gone but also knows there will be times she will still call out his name. She told ABC2 she is holding up with her faith, her family and the community. 
 
A group gathered and marched Friday night to the exact spot police say Hall was stabbed. They chanted "stop the violence! Save our children!"
 
Investigators quickly arrested another 15 year old, Jalen Parrish, who has been charged with first degree murder. Police say the two teens were arguing before it happened. 
 
Tull said her son once called Parrish a friend, but that she never approved of the relationship.
 
"If my son had listened to me, he would be right here. He would be here beside me because I warned my son over and over so many times, to stay away from this child," Tull said. 
 
The Friday night vigil and march was organized by Mother of Murdered Sons and Daughters (M.O.M.S.).
 
"We're losing our children to senseless violence and you get mad because it shouldn't be. We as adults and community leaders, we have to do better in our communities and with our children," Daphne Alston, of M.O.M.S., said. 
 
That is exactly the plan in Turner Station. 
 
Reverend Kay Albury of St. Matthew United Methodist Church said they are taking steps starting now to engage children in the area, and teach them how to deal with pain and anger. 
 
"They say it takes a village to raise a child, well we have a whole lot of children who are in trouble and who are hurting," Albury said. 
 
Police said the help from witnesses was key in arresting Parrish. 
 
"We have some things happen here and there, sometimes the community is more than willing and other times they're not, in this case, they were very cooperative with us and they wanted to come forward and tell us what happened and because of that, it was solved very quickly," Captain Jan Brown, with the Baltimore County Police Department, said. 
 
Parrish is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. 
 
Hall's funeral is set for Saturday, September 6, 2014.

 

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