Funeral services planned for slain Kennesaw State student
by Hannah Morgan
October 14, 2013 11:35 PM | 4438 views | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A message in remembrance of Kim Kilgore is painted on the windows of Johnny’s Steak and Barbecue restaurant in Powder Springs, where the Kennesaw State student was employed. Kilgore, 22, was fatally shot Friday night outside of a gate apartment complex in what police described as a road rage incident. <br> Staff/Jeff Stanton
A message in remembrance of Kim Kilgore is painted on the windows of Johnny’s Steak and Barbecue restaurant in Powder Springs, where the Kennesaw State student was employed. Kilgore, 22, was fatally shot Friday night outside of a gate apartment complex in what police described as a road rage incident.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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One of the messages left on a piece of poster board in front of the restaurant.
One of the messages left on a piece of poster board in front of the restaurant.
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KENNESAW — The family of the 21-year-old Kennesaw State University student, Kim Kilgore, who was fatally shot Friday night, will receive friends and family at Clark Funeral Home in Hiram tonight from 4 to 8 p.m., according to the funeral home.

Police say 22-year-old Sparkles Lashayla Lindsey of Austell shot and killed Kilgore outside of a gated apartment complex shortly after 2 a.m. Friday night in what was described as a road rage incident.

Kilgore was a junior majoring in communications at KSU and a former member of the KSU sorority Gamma Phi Beta.

The windows of Johnny’s Steak and Barbecue restaurant in Powder Springs, where Kilgore had worked for nearly three years, were painted with affectionate words Sunday afternoon reading, “RIP. We love and miss you Kim.”

KSU announced this weekend that it would be providing grief counseling services on campus for students who were close with Kilgore, according to Tiffany Capuano, who works at the school.

Connie Parsley Hall posted on the MDJ’s Facebook page Monday, “Kimmie was a very sweet, Christian girl. I’ve known her and her family for nearly 15 years. She in no way deserved to be an anger outlet for anyone.”

Funeral services will be in Dallas, Ga., on Wednesday.
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Blue 76
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October 17, 2013
"Sparkles" is a pathetic excuse for a human being. I hope justice will be served, life in prison is not enough.
Diamond Jim
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October 15, 2013
Rest in peace Kim. This is a terrible tragedy that never should have happened. I doubt she will get the death penalty, since the shooting was not likely premeditated, but I hope "Sparkles" gets a life sentence and rots in prison. We have way too many of these young thugs in Cobb County and Austell seems to have more than its share.
c22822
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October 15, 2013
Should be treated as a "Hate" crime.
anonn
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October 17, 2013
Why should this be treated as a hate crime???
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