Vigil celebrates life of man stabbed trying to break up Dallas fight



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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 8:45 AM

DALLAS — More than a hundred family, friends and co-workers gathered at J.W. Ray Park Monday night to remember Terrell Cowherd.

He was a Good Samaritan who was stabbed to death on Lower Greenville Avenue early Saturday morning as he tried to break up a street fight.

Monday night, his friend lighted candles, shared stories, and sang under a gazebo a mile or so from the crime scene.

They also pledged to raise money for an engineering scholarship in Cowherd's name at Prairie View A&M.

Cowherd, 26, was studying to be a civil engineer. He worked at Luminant Energy and a couple of his bosses joined family and friends for the candlelight vigil.

The young man's murder was captured on a cell phone camera.

Dallas Police arrested two men for the crime: Julian Martin, accused of stabbing Cowherd, and Jerry Brown, accused of holding him down.