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On the one year-anniversary of Aniya Day-Garrett’s heartbreaking death, a memorial took place to celebrate her life.

The 4-year-old was killed by her mother, Sierra Day, and her mother’s boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, March 11, 2018. Day and Lewis were convicted on aggravated murder, murder and assault charges in her death last week.

Aniya’s father, Mickhal Garrett, says he fought for custody of her prior to her death.

Garrett lead Monday’s memorial at the Cultural Gardens Apartments in Euclid, where Day and Lewis lived and abused Aniya. Police and paramedics responded to the apartments March 11, 2018, and Aniya later died at an area hospital. Investigators said she suffered several blows to the head and died of a stroke.

Monday’s memorial was open to the community. A butterfly release in Aniya’s honor will take place June 21 at the same location.

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