Buchanan's mother Paula Hallden says "I wanted to come here to have a celebration with all the community, with who everyone who knew (Dwayne) and loved him, and wanted to be with him to celebrate his birthday."
Buchanan would have turned nineteen on April 9th. His mother Paula reflects on the impact he had on the community, as he was in the process of turning his life around prior to his murder. "The more the people come around they can tell me the stories and the love they had for my son and that makes me happy inside." Hallden says.
Dwayne's brother James Hallden moved out of
Community leaders are urging
Paula Hallden agrees. She says there is no pain worst then burying your own child.
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