Close Family says goodbye to 9-year-old stabbing victim Hundreds of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to 9-year-old Connor Verkerke on Wednesday. Verkerke was stabbed and killed by 12-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn while playing on a playground near his home. WBIR 8:36 AM. EDT August 14, 2014 JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Newport Animal Shelter likely to close Scanner audio of the moment the escaped Georgia inmates were captured Terrifying moments that led up inmates' surrender Suspect assaults officers during traffic stop Woman's surprise visit by Crusoe Deputies: Boy kept in harness bolted to floor Newport animal shelter could close Homicide charges for missing woman's daughter Search continues for escaped inmates Pet of the Week: Discounted Pet Adoptions More Stories California fires burn home of swimmer Molly Hannis Oct 17, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Roadside signs offer hope for opioid addicts Oct 17, 2017, 6:48 p.m. Video shows Sevier officer fire repeatedly during… Oct 17, 2017, 9:06 p.m.