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Vigil held in Springfield in memory of Stephanie Plumb and Dylan Moore

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 10:55 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2021 at 11:02 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Family and friends gathered Sunday evening to remember the two lives that were taken on New Years Eve.

Springfield Police said 32-year-old Stephanie Plumb and her 13-year-old son Dylan Moore were stabbed to death by her fiance, Brandon King. Plumb’s 14 and 7-year-old daughters were also severely injured.

Loved ones released balloons and prayed for those lost and the two who survived the brutal assault.

”We ask you to put your loving hands on each one of these children that lost their family members. They’re going to need you more now than they ever needed you in their entire life,” said a speaker at the vigil.

Cori Arb was also in attendance. Arb and his friend were in the area when the assault took place and he was able to grab the 7-year-old of the home, then comforted the two girls until paramedics arrived.

”The little girl didn’t leave my side the whole time after I grabbed her. I don’t think she’d be alive if I didn’t grab her,” said Cori Arb.

Arb said he’s grateful he was able to reconnect with Plumb’s family.

Brandon C. King, a 29-year-old man from Springfield, faces two counts of first degree murder, one count of child abuse resulting in death, two counts of first degree assault, two counts of abuse of a child, and seven counts of armed criminal action.

According to a probable cause statement released Friday, King was facing a new criminal charge in Christian County and he was planning to “kill everyone in the house,” steal a van and leave Missouri. Court records show a history of criminal charges in Greene County dating back to 2011. Per the probable cause statement, he admitted to stabbing multiple people in an interview with law enforcement.

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