Family and friends gather to honor murder victim on her birthday
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)-The mother of 27-year-old Ashley Davis says every day is difficult to go through, since her daughter's murder.
But Saturday, Connie Parker, her friends and family are celebrating Davis' life on a special day.
Surrounded by pictures, family and friends, Parker is remembering and celebrating
the life of her daughter 27-year old Ashley Davis on what would've been her 28th birthday
"She enjoyed being around the horses and around the animals," Parker said about her daughter. "She was born on Saturday July 9th. So, at 4:23, we're going to let the balloons go in memory of her for her celebration of life." Parker said.
On November 16, 2010, Davis was found dead in her apartment. Police say she was strangled. Metro Police later arrested Michael Dion Greene and charged him with Davis' murder.
For Parker, living without her daughter is hard
"I mean, like, I wake up, I think about her," Parker said "There's not really too much time that goes by that I actually don't really think of her."
Saturday, Davis' friends and family were thinking of her
"OK. Everybody can let theirs go!" Parker said after she released a balloon with her grandson.
The group released balloons in Davis' honor into the sky.
"So, dry your eyes and remember me. Not as I am now, but as I used to be," Parker said as she read a poem aloud "Because I will remember you all and look with a smile. Understand in your hearts that I've only gone to rest for a little while." She said.
Greene is being held at Metro Corrections. He is facing murder and rape charges. Davis had taken out an emergency protective order against Greene in the weeks before her death that was never served.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:05:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Chinese-born Canadian citizen is being held for stalking the family of Academy Award-winning actress and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence. The Indian Hills Police DepartmentMore >>
The Indian Hills Police Department said Han Cong Zhao contacted the brother of Jennifer Lawrence more than 200 times and left a threatening voice mail message.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:27:06 GMT
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A southern Indiana caretaker is accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old boy. On Wednesday, Megan Ralston, 27, appeared in a Clark County courtroom to answer to the chargesMore >>
On Wednesday, Megan Ralston, 27, appeared in a Clark County courtroom to answer to charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:35:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro police officer has been arrested on charge of official misconduct. A criminal complaint summons obtained by WAVE 3 News states that while on a run Joe C. BurdenMore >>
A criminal complaint summons obtained by WAVE 3 News states that while on a run Joe C. Burden detained a woman by telling her there was a warrant for her arrest and forced her to expose herself to keep from going to jail.More >>