LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) – Friends of Lexington murder victim, Demetrius Gordon, say no matter what happens in court, they’ll make sure he’s always remembered.
On Friday, the woman arrested in his case, Christina Young, pleaded not guilty to murder, arson, and evidence tampering.
Young is accused of stabbing Gordon to death and then setting his garage and house on Radcliffe Road on fire.
According to Lexington Police, Young had previously been in a romantic relationship with Gordon.
“We are moving forward, but at the same time, no matter what happens in court, he’s not here anymore,” said Katie Corman, a close family friend.
According to Corman, Gordon just recently finished up his degree in information technology and was also passionate about making music.
What he cared about most though was the non-profit he never got to start. It would have provided backpacks for kids and helped fund their schooling.
“He just wanted to help who necessarily didn’t have the resources or the funds to do that themselves because he struggled himself to get where he was at,” said Corman.
Over the next few days, Gordon’s friends plan to create the “Beatz by Meech Foundation.” The name is a tribute to his passion and nickname. They say since he’s not here to fulfill his dreams, they’ll do it for him.