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Dennis Holland would have turned 32 Sunday. Dennis Holland would have turned 32 Sunday.
There's a $10,000 and a billboard to help bring Holland's family some peace. There's a $10,000 and a billboard to help bring Holland's family some peace.
Just a few miles away from Dennis's vigil at the Ali Center, others also grieved. Just a few miles away from Dennis's vigil at the Ali Center, others also grieved.
A plea for justice from two parents who have never met but whose pain unites them both. A plea for justice from two parents who have never met but whose pain unites them both.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Dennis Holland would have turned 32 Sunday. 

"We shared our birthdays," his mother, Donna Linker said. "This will be the first time in 31 years that I won't have him with me."

Dennis was shot to death last July near a gas station south of town.  His killer hasn't been found.

"My four year old girl is like numb to the fact that daddy's friend got shot and killed and to me that's a problem," Holland's long-time friend, Brandon Savage told WAVE 3 News.

There's a $10,000 and a billboard to help bring Holland's family some peace.

"They are just some of the nicest people you could ever meet," Savage said. "They didn't deserve this. He didn't deserve this."

Just a few miles away from Dennis's vigil at the Ali Center, others also grieved. A father reminisced about his son, Bryan who was killed at 21.

"He is my pride and joy forever," Lewis said. "I knew he was going to do so much more than I did."

Bryan was gunned down and robbed at his home October, 2012.

"When he opened the front door, somebody shot him seven or eight times with an automatic rifle," his father explained.

Police got there within minutes, but the gunmen were gone. He is also offering a $10,000 reward. A plea for justice from two parents who have never met but whose pain unites them both.

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