Memorial tribute celebrates life of Dominique Frazier

A memorial was held Wednesday for Dominique Frazier, the 18-year-old Bowie State student murdered inside her dorm room last week.

Classmates from Bowie State University and loved ones honored the life of Frazier during a campus vigil. Her roommate charged with the murder.

"Tonight was about letting the Frazier family know we are with you... This community is not about violence,” said BSU senior Chinelo Ezeka.

The memorial service took place at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for Learning Technology building on campus, not far from the dorm hall where the student was stabbed to death. Afterwards, a candlelight vigil was held outside.

"I remember you telling me this summer that you wanted to be my roommate... I keep thinking how things could have been different,” a friend of Frazier’s, Hope Burley, said.

During a video montage played inside the school auditorium, song lyrics said "today is a new day, but there is no sunshine.” Outside, candles illuminated the rainy sky.

Officials hoped the service would allow the University community to celebrate her life.

Frazier’s roommate, Alexis Simpson, is charged in her death. Prosecutors say Simpson stabbed her after an argument over music playing on an Ipod.

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