Goldsboro remembers teen killed in double homicide in Kinston

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - One of the victims of a double homicide in Kinston was remembered again Tuesday, this time in the city where he grew up and where the alleged shooter was found.

Donald Girtley, 18, of Goldsboro, was shot on May 31st at the Mitchell Wooten Apartments in Kinston.

His family and friends, along with law enforcement from Kinston and Goldsboro, remember the young man who was murdered.

His family also thanked police for making an arrest in this case, who happened to be a 15-year-old boy from Goldsboro.

It was a special moment for one of Girtley's friends, Jaliyah Davis, who was able to meet Girtley's one-month-old child for the first time.

She says she feels like his memory continues to live on through his son.

"Sometimes at night when we used to talk on phone at 1:00 a.m., I miss that," Davis says. "Sometimes I want to text him, but I know I can't because I know he is gone."

Goldsboro High School also recognized Girtley with an honorary ROTC certificate. The family says he was planning on joining the U.S. Air Force in September.

The family says a funeral has still not been scheduled. The other victim, Demone Nesbitt, 23, will be buried on Thursday in Kinston.