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Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 4:30 pm | Updated: 4:22 pm, Tue Nov 16, 2010.

One month after the shooting death of Arizona State University student Zachary Marco, his family, friends and college instructors will hold a vigil on campus Wednesday to remember him and keep his unsolved killing in the spotlight.

The vigil will be 6 to 7 p.m. in the court yard of ASU’s Barrett Honors College, 751 E. Lemon Street, between Apache Trail and University Drive.

Marco, 21, died Oct. 17 after he was shot in the 1100 block of East University Drive about 9:30 p.m. while walking to his apartment. Tempe police said the attacker stole his iPod and an old laptop computer. Marco, a junior at ASU, was taking philosophy classes and planning to go to law school to follow in the footsteps of the family’s profession.

Marco’s father, Daniel Marco, a criminal defense attorney, said he will speak at the vigil as will an ASU official and one of Marco’s college professors. Zachary’s younger sister, Michelle Marco, 15, is planning to sing a song she composed for her brother. Daniel Marco said free parking will be available.

Witnesses said they saw two men running from the scene after Marco was shot. Anyone with information can contact Tempe police at (480) 350-8311 or Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377.

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