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Mother Speaks Out About Her Daughter’s Killer

A Johnstown mother spoke out Monday about her daughter’s boyfriend turning himself into police.
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY--- A Johnstown mother spoke out Monday about her daughter’s boyfriend turning himself into police.

Demetrius Gibson spent nearly two weeks on the run after police said he stabbed 21-year old Elizabeth Miller.  It happened outside of a carwash on Bridge Street in the city’s Moxham neighborhood in the early morning hours on August 6th, 2013.  Gibson turned himself in to police Saturday night with his attorney.

“He didn’t have to kill her,” said Miller’s mom.  “We want to know why he did it because it wasn’t necessary.”

Miller’s mom said the two dated for a few months.

“They seemed happy; he was a polite kid, well mannered.”

It wasn’t until a few days before Miller was killed she told her mom about what was really going on.

“She came over and was covered in bruises,” she said.  “She told us he had put his hands on her and this wasn’t the first time.”

Miller and her mom had planned on Tuesday August 7th to move her belongings out of the couples Somerset County apartment.  She was killed the day before.

“I want everyone to remember her smile,” she said.  “She was a god person and I don’t want her forgotten.”

A small memorial sits outside of the carwash in Moxham.  Candlelight vigil was held Sunday night in Miller’s honor.  Her family said they can’t thank the community enough for their support.

Gibson is in the Cambria County Jail being held without bond.  His hearing is set for later this month.

“Hopefully the system works and he will be there a very long time.”
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