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Vigil held for 8-month-old reportedly beaten to death

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Leelan Crain with mom Casey Crain (Source: David Crain) Leelan Crain with mom Casey Crain (Source: David Crain)

SALEM, IN (WAVE) - A candle and balloon vigil for an 8-month-old Salem, Indiana boy will be held today.

Baby Leelan Crain was reportedly beaten to death at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. Last month, a judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of 24-year-old Jamie Lykins.

A Facebook group called ‘Justice for Baby Leelan' has organized the event to raise awareness for child abuse.

The vigil takes place tonight at 7:00 at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

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