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Friends and family held a prayer vigil for the baby found dead last weekend in Washington County Friday.

Over 100 people turned out for the ceremony. They lit candles and released balloons. 

"This night is about honoring a child," one speaker said. "Whether he or she was here for one minute or 100 years, he was part of our community."

The family spoke to the crowd, thanking them for the support. Larry McGraw, the baby's uncle, said he had plans on making the newborn his very own child.

"We had planned to adopt the baby," he said. "We already had papers drawn up to adopt the baby. We had named the baby Camden."

He says his family has received lots of criticism from the public, and is asking people not to judge his niece Jessica Ballard, who has been charged with murder in the baby's death.

"At this time we don't need the judging," he said. "We don't need to judge one another."

Ballard was arrested Thursday, after spending some time in a local hospital.

Washington County's Sheriff says she had given birth late Saturday or early Sunday, and left the baby off Highway 15.


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