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Friends and family plan vigil to honor slain postal worker

A vigil Sunday evening will mark one month since the shocking murders of two U.S. Postal Service workers from the Dublin Post Office. (Courtesy: Steve Dempsey)

A vigil Sunday evening will mark one month since the shocking murders of two U.S. Postal Service workers from the Dublin Post Office.

The United Methodist Church for All People, on Parsons Avenue in Columbus, will host the vigil beginning at 5:00pm. The service will honor the memory of Lance Herrera-Dempsey. He was killed, along with his postal service colleague Ginger Ballard, on December 23rd. Their former co-worker, 24-year-old Deshaune Stewart, is charged for both murders.

Police say Stewart went to the Dublin Post Office on december 23rd, and shot Lance Herrera-Dempsey in the shoulder. Herrera-Dempsey died from that wound soon after.

Then, investigators believe Stewart drove to Ginger Ballard’s apartment, and attacked her in the parking lot — ultimately killing Ballard by slamming her down on the pavement.

Stewart is currently jailed, and being investigated for possible federal crimes by the U.S. Attorney's office, since postal workers are federal employees.

Area postal workers are being invited to attend Sunday night’s memorial vigil. Herrera-Dempsey’s widow, Steve Dempsey, tells ABC 6 News that he will also attend.

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