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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

Cleveland officials and community and family members are expected to gather Thursday afternoon to begin a push to rename a street honoring the memory of a 14-year-old who was murdered last year.

Supporters want Fuller Avenue to be renamed in honor of Alianna DeFreeze.

Earlier this week, Christopher Whitaker was convicted of killing Alianna.

Alianna was kidnapped on Jan. 26, 2017 by Whitaker, 44, while she was walking to her RTA bus stop near East 93rd Street and Kinsman Avenue.

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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