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Candlelight vigil held in Anaconda to honor murdered three-year-old

Published On: Jul 19 2013 12:02:23 AM MDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 01:10:30 PM MDT

Members of the Anaconda community came together tonight to remember three-year-old  Brody Cramer. NBC Montana has been covering this story since it broke last week. Prosecutors charged the boy's father, Jeremy Cramer, with deliberate homicide.

We traveled to Anaconda today to see a community come together in honor of Brody Cramer. When we arrived we met Aimee Nichols and Rebecca Gallagher. They just met each other Thursday after talking through social media about organizing this event.

"She put me on her Anaconda classifieds site on Facebook and we just started talking back and forth," said Nichols.

They came together over the tragedy and knew they had to do more. At Thursday nights vigil the women say they were overwhelmed by the support.

"This town is amazing and I am proud to say that I live here," said Nichols.

We spoke with many people who attended the vigil including Wendi Keyes and her grandaughter. They wanted to show their support not only for Brody, but his family, left mourning over the little boy they lost too soon.

"We are a community where tragedy does not happen like this often. When it does, we just back each other up," said Keyes.

The entire vigil lasted about 20 minutes and ended with a moment of silence to honor Brody's memory. If you are interested in donating to the Natalie and Brody Cramer fund, donators can make a contribution through any US Bank. Make sure to specify the 'Natalie and Brody Cramer fund.' The Key Banks in the Lacey area in Washington are also accepting donations. Residents in Deer Lodge and Anaconda have also set up a fund for donations in Brody's name.

As for the charges in this case, Jeremy Cramer is set to appear in court on July 30th. NBC Montana plans to be there and will bring you continuing coverage on this story.