WAYLAND (CBS) – A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of a popular Wayland teenager.
Prosecutors say Nathanial Fujita, now 19, killed his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Lauren Astley, and left her body in a marsh in July 2011.READ MORE: Body Of Man Who Fled From Police Found In Hull Bay
Both had just graduated from Wayland High School.
Fujita has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and assault charges.READ MORE: Police Find Dog Fighting Equipment, 5 Pit Bulls In Dorchester Home
The vigil will be held at First Parish church at 7 p.m.
Lauren’s father told the MetroWest Daily News that it’s a chance for people to come together at a “time of pain.”MORE NEWS: Pembroke Crash Leaves 2 Dead, Victims Identified As Joseph Birolini, William Hickey
Fujita is due back in court next month.