Vigil For Girl Murdered On Christmas Eve

CHARLOTTE, NC– A young girl murdered in Charlotte on Christmas eve is being remembered tonight.

Mother’s of Murdered Offspring held a candlelight vigil in Camp Greene Park for four-year-old Mariya Owens.

Officers were called to Timber Commons lane near Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte last Saturday. They found the girl unresponsive. She died at the hospital.

Demarcus Heath is charged with the girl’s murder. Police say he dated Mariya’s mother and physically assaulted the four-year-old.