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Family remembers Greenville teen killed 1 year ago

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Family, friends and even strangers gathered to remember a killed Greenville teenager, who was last seen alive exactly one year ago Saturday.

They wore purple, and released purple balloons, in honor of 16-year-old Alicia Moore.

She got off her school bus, about a block from her home, Nov. 2, 2012.

Four days later, her body was found in a trunk in rural Van Zandt County.

Alicia's great uncle, 58-year-old Michael Vincent Moore of Grand Prairie, was arrested seven months after her body was found.

He has been indicted on a capital murder charge in Van Zandt County.

Family says the anniversary is bittersweet.

"It still kind of hurts because it was somebody in the family," Jessica Byrd, Alicia's aunt, said.

Byrd says the family has heard from Michael Moore in jail.

The family says the District Attorney wants to seek the death penalty against him, but the family is not in support of that.

They are okay with the possibility of life in prison.

Michael Moore's next court appearance is next month in Canton.

She also says the community has continued to comfort her family.

Lisa Hawkins never met Alicia, but she's passionate about making sure she's not forgotten.

"We won't quit until justice is served. Even at 16 years old, she was somebody," Hawkins said. "You're gone but you're never forgotten.

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