Candlelight Vigil For Riverside Family After Bizarre Murder Of 4-Year-Old Grandson

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 7:32 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 7:32 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Charlene's son, Junior Fears is posting several messages about this horrible tragedy on Facebook.

In one post he says "everyone can have their opinions. but keep them to urself. nobody knows the story."

So what is the story? Junior and others call Charlene Fears a loving mother, friend and neighbor.

But some people tell Eyewitness News, she struggled with mental illness, although no-one felt she was capable of murder.

There is speculation that Charlene was bi-polar but police have not confirmed that. Many neighbors spoken with, don't think that was the case.

Meanwhile the officer who shot and killed Charlene Fears, 27-year-veteran officer Robert Yeates is on a leave of absence, that is standard procedure.

Police Commissioner Dan Darenda says Yeates was justified in using deadly force.

The complete investigation is far from over, and we hope to get more answers from family members in the coming days.

If you want more as this story develops, don't forget to watch Eyewitness News for all the updates.

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