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Apps murder striking a nerve on social media

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It's a violent crime that has struck a nerve with a lot of people and social media is where they are all going speak out, as well as coordinate efforts to remember William Alexander Apps.  

The Facebook page "Justice for Alex Apps" was getting likes all day Friday at a steady pace, there are over 30-thousand likes on the page—it  was started on October 9th by a close friend of Apps' who did not want to be identified.

He said he wants to break the story from local headlines to get some national exposure to force some changes on crime and punishment in Washington.

"Honestly I just wanted to get the word out about what happened to my friend there are national headlines and they are nowhere near to the extent of the audaciousness of this one -- There is absolutely no reason why Alex's story couldn't make national news."

Also getting support is a petition on a site called Change.org, there visitors can sign a petition to send a letter to the president and members of congress telling them about this crime and to ask for swift justice.

"It's just another way to get people more engaged-- I mean this is more than a Facebook page this is a community and I feel that everybody who is deeply touched by this and saddened needs their voice to be heard. There are experiences I had with Alex I mean he was undeniably one of the best human beings I've ever met. He was an amazing friend and I know that everybody that knew Alex feels the exact same way."

Apps' body was found on Tuesday evening in Mount Pleasant.  Since two men, Jquan Scott, 19 and Isaac Williams 22, were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping. Police say they shot Apps in the passenger seat of the truck. Investigators say they met Apps through a Craigslist Ad and talked for weeks to set up a deal about the truck Apps was selling.

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