Friends seeking justice for slain Pinay in Tennessee

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jul 23 2014 03:03 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2014 11:03 PM

REDWOOD CITY, California – Filipina Nancy Lowry would have turned 38 on July 23, but her life was cut short when the single mother was stabbed to death in Tennessee last April 23.

Neighbors reportedly heard the screams of little boys asking for someone to save their mother.

After police responded to a 911 call, they found blood outside of Lowry’s apartment. Officers entered through an unlocked door, and found the suspect, 21-year old Joshua Black, standing over Lowry who was on the floor.

They were both reportedly covered in blood and Black was seen holding a knife.

Lowry was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Black has been charged with first-degree murder. He reportedly told a detective he stabbed Lowry up to six times.

Relatives and loved ones are still in shock over what happened to Lowry.

"Hindi nga ako makapaniwala na nangyari yun sa kanya," said Lotis Araneta Davis, a family friend. "Syempre ang sakit-sakit di ba? Yung ka-close mo, tapot nakikita mo lagi. Yung ganun. Tapos isipin mo nandun yung mga bata."

Lowry’s three children were not injured in the brutal attack.

Davis said she feels devastated, especially since Lowry’s young kids are left without a mother.

"Shocked kami lahat," said Davis. "Ilang araw akong hindi nakatulog."

The suspect is being held in the Montgomery County Jail with a $2 million bond. Black is expected to appear in front of a Grand Jury on Sept. 4.

For now, relatives and loved ones said they want nothing more than for justice to be served in Lowry’s senseless death.

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