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Woman visits fiance’s grave after he was fatally shot

March 11, 2019
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Clad in a wedding dress, Sara Baluch, center, mourns with her father Masoud Baluch, left, and her fiance's father Mohssen Sharifi while visiting the grave of her fiance, Mohammad Sharifi, on Sunday, March 10, 2019, the day after they were supposed to be married, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville, Tenn. Sharifi, a UTC student, was shot and killed two weeks before their wedding by a man to whom he was trying to sell an Xbox. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On what would’ve been her wedding weekend, a 22-year-old woman visited her fiance’s grave after police say he was fatally shot while trying to sell a gaming system in Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Sara Baluch put on her wedding dress and a white tulle veil Sunday. But instead of walking down the aisle, she walked up a rain-saturated hill to 24-year-old Mohammad Sharifi’s gravesite in the outskirts of Nashville.

Police say Sharifi was fatally shot in an apartment complex parking lot Feb. 19. Twenty-year-old D’Marcus White was charged in the death that happened weeks before Sharifi’s wedding.

At the cemetery, family members comforted Sara, recited prayers and read from the Quran. Toward the end, Sara’s mother draped black veil over her daughter’s head, exchanging it for the white wedding veil.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com