Close Family says goodbye to 9-year-old stabbing victim Hundreds of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to 9-year-old Connor Verkerke on Wednesday. Verkerke was stabbed and killed by 12-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn while playing on a playground near his home. WKYC 7:31 AM. EST August 14, 2014 JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Take a ride on Mean Streak at Cedar Point Early morning weather forecast for February 27, 2017 Giraffe Birth Facts Bill Paxton dead (NBC) Witnesses describe crash 11 p.m. weather forecast February 26, 2017 Strongsville man tries stem cell treatment for MS Chardon Shooting 5 year anniversary - Tiffany Tarpley 5 years later ' Chardon HS shooting Final Weather - Hollie Stano More Stories 5 years since Chardon High School shootings: Photos Feb 26, 2017, 5:31 p.m. Here's how the worst flub in Oscar history went down Feb 27, 2017, 6:03 a.m. WATCH LIVE | Giraffe birth at NY zoo Feb 23, 2017, 6:10 a.m.