Family and Friends gather for Ely Newsom's Candlelight Vigil
DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - The paternal family of the 3-year-old Duncan boy who died last week held a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, to honor the short life of Ely Newsom.
They shared memories of Ely, like his love for glow sticks, being outside, and how energetic he was.
The night ended in a song, with family and friends singing “Jesus loves the little children”.
Meanwhile, Ryan Towell has been charged with 1st-degree murder and child abuse, in connection to Ely’s death.
Towell is currently being held at the Stephens County jail.
Duncan officials said the investigation is ongoing and additional witnesses have come forward to provide information on the abuse occurring in the home.
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