Family and friends held a vigil to remember the day care teacher who was stabbed to death as she watched over her students during recess. Her alleged killer could face the death penalty. Reggie Kumar reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
Family and friends said goodbye on Saturday to a day care teacher stabbed to death in front of her students in Long Beach.
Kellye Taylor, 53, a day care teacher at Huntington Academy, mother and grandmother who took care of her daughter’s children, was remembered during a service at New Hope Baptist Church.
“I’ll remember her loving ways and how she loved those kids and took care of them,” said Carrie Bryant, her mother.
“She did everything she could to protect those kids, and she loves children,” said June Collier, a friend.
Taylor was stabbed in the neck from behind in front of her students Oct. 11 at Orizaba Park in Long Beach, police said.
Steven Dwayne Brown, the boyfriend of Taylor’s daughter, was arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the slaying that authorities believe stemmed from a custody dispute.
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