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1-year vigil for slain boys in Puyallup, Wash.

Several dozen relatives and community members gathered Tuesday evening in Graham, Wash., for a candlelight vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the killings of two young boys, Charlie and Braden Powell.

The Associated Press

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PUYALLUP, Wash. —

Several dozen relatives and community members gathered Tuesday evening in Graham, Wash., for a candlelight vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the killings of two young boys, Charlie and Braden Powell.

They were killed by their father, Josh Powell, who also killed himself and blew up a house during a parental visit while a social worker was locked outside.

Powell was a suspect in the disappearance of his wife Susan Cox Powell in 2009 in Utah. Her parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, are asking the Washington Legislature to keep parents who are murder suspects from visiting children.

Following a prayer and a period of silence at the spot where the house once stood, Chuck Cox thanked those in attendance. He endorsed neighbors' plans to raise money to turn the vacant lot into a park or other gathering place "to bring happiness to the neighborhood."

A similar vigil took place Tuesday evening in West Valley City, Utah.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Vigils are planned Tuesday night in Washington and Utah to mark the one-year anniversary of the killings of two young boys, Charlie and Braden Powell.

They were killed by their father, Josh Powell, who also killed himself and blew up a house during a parental visit while a social worker was locked outside.

Powell was a suspect in the disappearance of his wife Susan Cox Powell in 2009 in Utah. Her parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, are asking the Washington Legislature to keep parents who are murder suspects from visiting children.

KING reports (http://bit.ly/VGRzdQ) the Washington vigil is set for 6 p.m. at 8119 189th St. Court East, Puyallup.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/WMJ6E4) the Utah vigil is set for 7 p.m. at West View Park in West Valley City.

In the early afternoon in Washington state, Susan's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, visited Charlie and Braden's gravesite, along with Susan's sister Denise Cox and her fiancé Andrew Olsen. They placed fresh flowers on the grave and spent time sitting around a statue of an "Angel of Hope," that was erected on the hill overlooking the boys' grave following their deaths to serve as a place for people who have lost children to gather in memory.

Shivering in the cold, Judy Cox said they were just getting ready to leave when the clouds opened and sunshine bathed the hilltop. "It's as if the boys were telling us to stay just a little longer," she said.

All four said they planned to also attend the Tuesday evening vigil at the vacant lot where the home Josh Powell was renting at the time the boys were killed once stood.

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AP photographer Ted Warren contributed to this report.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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