Homecoming includes moment of silence for murder victims

(WBIR-Crossville) Stone Memorial High School's homecoming football game included a moment of silence for the four victims who were found shot to death in a car on Renegade Mountain Thursday morning.

John Lajeunesse, 16, briefly attended Stone Memorial High School, as well as Cumberland County High School (CCHS). Dominic Davis, 17, attended CCHS; while Steven Presley, 17, recently graduated from The Phoenix School. Davis' aunt, Rikki Danielle Jacobsen, 22, was the driver of the vehicle and has a young son.

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For many students in the area, this is their first time coping with the loss of a classmate.

Stone Memorial High School's homecoming football game was against Pickett County on Friday night. At the game were many students who knew Lajeunesse.

"He was the first boy I went to the movies with. I remember my mom dropped me off. I know he was so embarrassed about it but it was sweet though," said Ali Livesay who went to elementary school with Lajeunesse.

Eric Kinney attended Homestead Elementary School with Lajeunesse and said, "It's just a gut wrenching feeling knowing that somebody's life that young was took from him."

Many students from CCHS attended Friday night's game and took the time to say a few words about their classmate, Davis.

"I just broke down and started crying. I didn't believe it at first. I didn't want to," said Taonna Miller, a CCHS sophomore who dated Davis her freshman year.

CCHS Sophomore Jami Blalock said she was friends with Davis and has many fond memories from their time together last semester saying, "He could always make me smile if I was crying. He couldn't stand to see anyone else upset. He was an amazing guy. It's going to be so different without him. I don't know what I'm going to do."

The Phoenix School Principal Eddie Nunley had this to say about Presley, "He helped out other kids and you know a lot of times he was the middle man, you know, if I needed help with a student I might just say, 'Steven, you go ahead and talk to him and you know, see what we can do and see what you can find out' and he'd do it."

WBIR also chatted earlier with Rikki Jacobsen's sister on Facebook.

She said, "I will miss her laugh, it was truly the best. If you ever needed someone to take away the hurt, she was the one to do it."


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