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Family holds vigil for Jax Ponomarenko, 5-year-old boy allegedly killed by father in Parma

Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 23:23:36-04

PARMA, Ohio — The family of Jax Ponomarenko, the 5-year-old who was allegedly killed by his father last week, held a vigil at Veteran’s Memorial Park between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday.

Watch a portion of the vigil in the video player above.

Jax’s father, Matt Ponomarenko, admitted to a 911 dispatcher that he killed his son last Thursday, and has since been charged with aggravated murder for his son’s death. Ponomarenko had his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

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