7 Years Later Family and Friends Remember Teen Prom Night Murders

By: Ryan Bloomfield Email
By: Ryan Bloomfield Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's been seven years since four Huntington teenagers were shot and killed on prom night.

Tuesday will officially mark the anniversary when Donte Ward, Eddrick Clark, Michael Dillon and Megan Poston were all killed. It happened right outside of an apartment on Charleston Avenue. Saturday, friends and family gathered at the site of the crime to remember the victims.

"This is why I put {Megan's} cross here," Subrina Gebhardt said. "I wanted it to be right where she was killed."

It's always the toughest day of the year for Gebhardt, who's the mother of Megan Poston. However, it's nothing compared to the pain she's felt for the past seven years.

"It's so painful," Gebhardt said, "but at the same time, i'm so happy. It's been seven years and people still haven't forgotten my baby."

The 6th Annual "Day of Hope" remembers victims of violent crimes, while helping their loved one's move forward. Donte Ward's mother, Tina Ward, says that's not easy.

"You know, this helps me, it helps me," Ward said. "I wish my son was here in flesh instead of spirit."


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