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Shooting Victim Posed Doing What He Loved at Wake

Renard Matthews, 18, was posed watching his favorite Celtics and playing video games
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 9, 2018 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – After a young New Orleans man was killed, his grieving family chose to remember him doing what he loved: sitting in front of a TV with his beloved Boston Celtics on the screen. The body of 18-year-old Renard Matthews, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on June 25, was dressed in a Celtics jersey at a Sunday wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in the Treme neighborhood. WDSU-TV has a family photo from the wake and reports the teen's body was positioned in a chair with a video game controller in his lap. His favorite snacks were positioned on a nearby table and the floor. Matthews will be buried Tuesday. (Other such wakes have included a boxer dressed for a match and a man on a motorcycle.)

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