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Funeral scheduled for Nelson siblings murdered inside of their Indianapolis home

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 22:14:55-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Funeral arrangements are set for the brother and sister gunned down Friday morning in their northeast side apartment.

A joint service will be held for 16-year-old Nicholas Nelson and his 15-year-old sister Ashlynn Nelson on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and will go until the services start.

There will be a private burial for immediate friends and family members at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Antonia Bailey, the mother of Nicholas and Ashlynn, asks that every member of the Indianapolis community reflects upon the double homicide and does more to make a positive difference in the lives of our youth.

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"Our Indianapolis youth should not only be celebrated nor highlighted after tragedy strikes; celebrate them now by telling [them] you believe in them every day," Bailey said.

People who wish to donate gift cards for expenses such as food and fuel are encouraged to drop them off at CAFE Indy, located at 8902 East 38th Street, or Lavenia & Smith Home for Funerals, located at 5811 East 38th Street.

Monetary donations can be made to the family through GoFundMe or at any Fifth Third Bank location under 'Nelson Siblings Untold.'

A 15-year-old boy is under arrest for their murders.

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