Hope marks anniversary vigil for murder victim

It has been one year since the murder of John Halley, and police are still no closer to solving the cold case. According to eyewitnesses, on September 29 of last year, Halley, 25, of Yonkers, got into

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2008, 3:11 AM

Updated 5,717 days ago

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Hope marks anniversary vigil for murder victim
It has been one year since the murder of John Halley, and police are still no closer to solving the cold case.
According to eyewitnesses, on September 29 of last year, Halley, 25, of Yonkers, got into a fight and attempted to run home when he was shot in the back several times. He was not armed at the time.
Despite the year that?s passed, Halley?s family is still praying for justice and a little closure.
?He just tried to do the right thing, breaking up a fight between two friends and he paid the price,? says his father, Joseph Nagy. ?We'd just like some results so Johnny can rest in peace."
Family and friends remembered him on the anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil at the corner of Saint Andrews Place and Gray Place in Yonkers, the corner where Halley was killed and just a block away from the third precinct, an area known for gang activity.
According to police, they still have no leads in the case, but like Halley?s family, are not giving up. Police handed out fliers at the vigil, asking for help and trying to find some answers.
?He loved everybody, had a good heart,? says Halley?s mother, Janie Nagy, ?We miss him so much.?


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