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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A mother and her two-year-old daughter who police say were killed over a dispute about child support payments were remembered Friday night by those who loved them.

Daron Johnson, the father of the slain two-year-old, is being held without bond after police say he killed 26-year-old NeShante Davis and her daughter Chloe. 

Friends say Davis was just beginning to realize her dream of becoming a school teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary, where mourners gathered to remember the friend they lost. 

Fellow teachers said Davis was someone they could lean on, and students remember her as someone they could count on.


Photos of the vigil

Davis' sister says the family spent time in her classroom Friday with her students, each helping the other. She says the arrest of Johnson in the double murder also helps.

"It doesn't bring our family members back but it gives the case some closure," she said. 

When Davis' cousins, Justin Walls and Dolly Hawkins, see her, they see love.

"It's amazing how much love in this world. she had much love. a lot of people showed love toward her and her baby," Walls said.  

A lot of love in two lives that had such little time.

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