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Hundreds Gather In Ohio To Remember Slain UK Student

Kentucky Kernel / Kevin Erpenbeck

Hundreds gathered in northwest Ohio over the weekend to remember a college student who was gunned down while walking home from a party near the University of Kentucky.

The Blade in Toledo reports 400 people listened as those who knew Jonathan Krueger shared stories of the 22-year-old's life. Mourners met around a bonfire Saturday at Maumee Valley Country Day School, where the Perrysburg native graduated in 2012.

Former youth basketball coach Nathaniel Towns said Krueger was a hard worker who didn't want anything handed to him. He called the violence senseless.

The University of Kentucky communications student was shot and killed a block from the Lexington campus Friday morning in what police believe was a random robbery gone awry.

Two Lexington men have been arrested in his killing.

A ceremony will also be held Monday night at 8 at Memorial Hall.

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