Family of slain Cleveland Clinic employee holds vigil 3 years after his death

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CLEVELAND--Three years have passed, but the sorrow remains for a Cleveland family who lost a son, father, and husband to unnecessary violence.

Stephen Halton Jr. was gunned down after what police said started out as a robbery on January 11, 2014.

He was on his way to work at The Cleveland Clinic when the violence happened on Lake Shore Blvd.

On Sunday, family, friends, and members of the congregation gathered at Bethlehem Temple of Praise on Cleveland's west side to honor Halton's memory, but also raise awareness as this crime has yet to be solved. His family just wants answers and says each passing year is just so difficult.

"The primary push for the event each year is for us to come together, pray for justice," said Halton's sister, Tanesha Moss.

Halton's family has been united with the community, working with Cleveland police, even raising money for billboards after Stephen's death.

Their faith in God gets them through it all; it is the source of their strength.

"We are being held up by the faith of believing and trusting in God and knowing that the only way we have been able to survive," said Stephen Halton Sr., the victims father and Bishop at BTOP.

Halton's two children were three and five years old when their father passed, now they are six and eight. The family is constantly sharing stories so they keep Stephen's memory alive.

The Halton family knows someone out there knows something about what happened to Stephen three years ago. They are hoping that person has enough courage to come forward.

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