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Vigil planned for Brandon Bennett, teen stabbed inside his bedroom Wednesday

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A candlelight vigil is planned for Brandon Bennett Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park in downtown. 

Last Wednesday, Bennett's father chased a man out of their house on Congress Street around 8 a.m.  When he returned inside, he found his 18-year-old son fatally stabbed.

Police charged 17-year-old Terell Smith with murder but have not arrested him yet.

"I want him to do the right thing, turn himself in," Latrease Bennett said. "He was man enough to climb through a window and murder my son, so be man enough to turn yourself in."

She said she's already forgiven her son's killer, now she just asks for one thing...

"I want the opportunity to talk to him, and I want to talk to him, just ask him why."

Bennett and friends of Brandon tell News 2 they are clueless what the killer's motive was but Bennett has already found some peace less than a week after her son's murder, which reflects the type of person she describes Brandon to have been.

"He wasn't selfish at all. Very giving, very loving, very caring, loveable... loveable," Bennett said. "I can't accept talking about him in past tense yet but what keeps me going is ever since it happened and I saw his face, he was at peace."

Now the late teenager's family and friends are bonded forever with a love for Brandon that permeates death.

"They don't really have to be mine but they are mine because of Brandon," Bennett said.

At 7:00 p.m. Monday at Charleston's Waterfront Park they plan to hold a vigil for Brandon. They are asking supporters to wear white and bring a blue balloon, explaining blue was his favorite color.
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