Vigil to be held for teen killed by ex-boyfriend


LANCASTER, S.C. - The family of a Lancaster teen who police said was murdered by her ex-boyfriend will hold a vigil to raise awareness against teen dating violence Friday night.

Deputies said Tanner Crolley shot and killed Sierra Landry in December after she refused to get back together with him.

Her family's petition for South Carolina lawmakers to allow people under the age of 18 to get orders of protection has more than 40,000 signatures.

The vigil starts at 5:30 p.m. at Buford High School in Lancaster.

President Obama proclaimed February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Throughout the month, police officers in Charlotte will talk to students about the risks at high school basketball games.