Vigil Held for Slain Lockport Counselor

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 9, 2010 at 7:50 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 9, 2010 at 7:50 AM EDT

LOCKPORT, NY (WKBW) -- Renee Greco was in a great mood after just hearing about a pending job offer on June 8, 2009.

Hours later, the 24-year-old youth counselor was found dead.

Greco's friends held a candlelight vigil in her honor on Tuesday, exactly one year after she was killed.

"We are still grieving over her," said Jocelyn Buczek. "There's a lot of people who care about her."

Greco was working at Avenue House, a group home for troubled teens in Lockport.

She was working alone when two of the residents allegedly covered her with a blanket and bludgeoned her to death.

Robert Thousand, 17, and Anthony Allen, 18, both of Rochester, have each been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree burglary in connection with Greco's death.

The two teens are scheduled to go on trial later this month.