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Murder victim's memorial seeks justice and healing

Justin Wayne Bibles
Posted at 1:02 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 19:55:25-04

On Friday, May 1st at 11:18 am, the family of murder victim Justin Wayne Bibles held a memorial at his grave.

The time is significant.

That's the exact moment the call came in, two years ago, that Bibles was shot.

"Even though this is a very difficult day for me, every day is. Every day is reliving May 1, 2018," said Justin's Mother Zada Bridgewater.

His family gathered at his Hillsboro grave site, determined to seek justice and remember the beloved father.

"He has a great legacy from the 5-year-old up to the 14-year-old. He has a great legacy," said Zada.

This is the same memorial they held the year before, and they'll keep doing it so Justin isn't forgotten.

"Yes we will continue to have this and yes I will continue to call Waco PD. I called them on Monday. This is the only way to keep people thinking about it. Let them know we're not forgetting. You haven't gotten away with this clean. As long as I have breath," said Zada.

No one has been convicted of the crime and the family is urging anyone with information to come forward so the case can be solved.

"I fear every day the suspect will still be looking for his next kill. I don't think the Waco PD has done us justice. They haven't," said Zada.

A music video honoring Justin was also filmed today called "I Know," and a new song called "Units" is out now.

It features Justin, his cousin Sunny and another Waco Rapper Slimmatic.

It was recorded before Bibles' death but previously unreleased.