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Balloon Release, Memorial Service in Honor of Clarksburg Shooting Victims

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One year ago four people lost their lives in a shooting in Clarksburg.  It was the shooting that left the city numb with grief and fear.  Saturday, the community told family members they haven't forgotten and continue to stand with them.

Jerry Oliverio said, "They were just really great guys and it's just awful what happened."

"We just had long conversations sometimes and he had some wild stories to tell. I miss him, I miss him a lot," said Wanda Henline.

On July 26, 2013 a shooting left four people dead.  Harrison County Prosecutor Joe Shaffer calls it the result of a drug deal gone badly. Sidney Muller is accused of shooting and killing Todd Amos and Christopher Hart and then killed father and son Fred and Freddie Swiger.  The Swigers were delivering newspapers when it happened.  

Now a year later community and family members honored the men with a memorial and balloon release.

"I'm happy that everyone came out, they showed their love for Fred and Freddy," said Minnie Swiger.

"I never really met them but I think it's nice the community is here letting off balloons, in their memory," said Sean Swigger.

A memory that will continue to live on in Clarksburg.

"A year is too long for us and we are still feeling the effects of it and there is a lot of pain behind it. I do forgive Sidney Muller for what he has done, but I will never forget what he has done. He has taken so much from us," said Robert Swigger.

Sidney Muller faces four charges of first degree murder. His trial is set to start November 10.

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