A vigil will be held Friday night in Beaufort in memory of William Alexander Apps, a 25-year-old Beaufort native and College of Charleston student who was murdered while trying to sell his truck on Craigslist.
Family and friends will gather starting at 7 p.m. in downtown Beaufort at the sea wall to the Beaufort River, according to the Justice for Alex Apps Facebook page.
Candles will be lit at 8 p.m. on land and water. Boaters plan to line the sea wall, according to the Facebook page. The page has 34,771 likes as of 1 p.m. Friday.
A 8 p.m., there will also be a toast to Apps in celebration of his life.
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The funeral for Apps will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Baptist Church of Beaufort, with burial at 4 p.m. in the New Hope Cemetery in Lexsey, Ga.
Also, the Beaufort Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation plans to hold a turkey shoot in Apps' memory on Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Duncan Farms. Details: Call Jeff Duncan at 843-812-2524.
An online petition by Justice for Alex at change.org has 8,228 supporters.
Apps was shot Oct. 3 after meeting with two men at a Hardee's restaurant in Charleston to sell his truck.
Jquan Scott, 19, and Isaac Romell Williams, 20, have both been charged with murder and kidnapping in Apps' death. Scott also was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.
Scott and Williams shot and killed Apps after responding to Apps' Craigslist advertisement to sell his Chevrolet pickup truck, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has said. His body was found in Mount Pleasant.