Slain man remembered as compassionate, eager to help

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On Christmas Eve, when the young man went through a breakup, he found he had nowhere to go.

Ernie Jasper had raised 21-year-old Dustin Gray as a foster child for nine years. Although Gray hadn’t talked to him in about six months, he called to ask if he could come back to Franklin.

“In a moment, he was coming to pick me up,” Gray said.

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