UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — Dozens of people lit candles and prayed in honor of a Uniontown woman killed in an apparent murder-suicide on New Year’s Day.

Friends and family spoke Thursday at a vigil about what they remembered about Tina Allen.

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According to Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower, 62-year-old William Allen shot and killed his wife, 61-year-old Tina Allen before turning the gun on himself.

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Tina is being remembered as a well-respected member of the Uniontown community.

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She ran for public office. Once for tax collector, and most recently ran in the general election as a Republican for Clerk of Courts in Fayette County.