• Candlelight service to honor student on Monday

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    MOORESVILLE, N.C. - A candlelight service to honor a Mooresville High School student will be held on Monday night.

    As of Saturday, there are still major questions about how the 17-year-old died.

    A friend said he tried to wake up Markell Norris for school on Friday morning.

    He said it looked like Norris had been beaten to death in his sleep.

    A neighbor near his mobile home on Bell Street who last saw him a few days before couldn't believe something like this could happen to a young man like Norris.

    "It was dark when I saw him. He was very cheerful and happy like he always is. Tragic. I can't believe it. How can that happen to sucha sweet boy?" said Susan Stewart.

    Agents hope an autopsy by medical examiners will help answer questions about his death.


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