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Vigil celebrates the life of the teenager killed in the “rape-murder fantasy’

Rodney, left, and Rose Hunsicker, born parents of Grace Packer, arrive for a memorial service in Glenside, Pa., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Friends described Grace, allegedly killed by her adoptive mother and the mother of the boyfriend, as a bubbly girl who looked out for the lonely classmates at school. Art Gentile/The Intelligencer via AP)

(Associated Press)

GLENSIDE, Pa. – A community near Philadelphia to gather to celebrate the life of a 14-year-old girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother and the mother of the boyfriend.

School parents describe Grace Packer as a bubbly teen who looked out for the lonely classmates at Abington Junior High School. A wake for Grace will be held Monday afternoon.

Organizer Andrea Green-Adams and others are also raising money to start a foundation to help foster children in need. They are tentatively called the “Gracie’s Wings,” with a nod to the Grace, the love of butterflies.

Sara Packer, and Jacob Sullivan are in custody pending a preliminary hearing Friday in the Grace of death.

The authorities say they killed Grace as part of a “rape-murder fantasy.” Sullivan has said that he is sorry for what he did.

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