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Mother of murder victim calls for reprinting of Dracut yearbook over messages supporting son’s accused killer

Adrian Kimborowicz, 20, was fatally shot last fall. 

A Dracut mother is calling on the town’s high school to reprint its yearbook after discovering students included messages of support for the teen accused of killing her son last year. 

Heidi Kimborowicz organized a protest outside the high school on Monday and her petition to get the messages removed had more than 1,800 signatures as of Thursday morning. 

Her son, Adrian Kimborowicz, 20, was shot in Lowell in September and died a month later, according to the Lowell Sun. The 20-year-old was a former student of Dracut High School and graduated from Lowell High School in 2019. 

A former Dracut classmate, 18-year-old Christian Lemay, was arrested and is facing a charge of armed assault with intent to murder in his death. 

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Kimborowicz learned from her son’s former Dracut classmates that two students wrote “free mello” as their senior quotes, an apparent reference to Lemay, whose nickname is “C-Mello,” according to the Sun.

“I just felt numb,” Kimborowicz told newspaper. “I couldn’t believe this could get by any of the advisers. I don’t know how they didn’t catch that.”

She told NBC10 Boston she reached out to the Dracut Public Schools superintendent and principal and received an emailed response.

“Basically, ‘Notified about the mistake in the yearbook, we’re not sure how it got by and we apologize.’ That’s definitely not enough,” Kimborowicz told the station. “I would like a public apology and I’d like the yearbooks reprinted.”

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Lemay posted $7,500 cash bail and is currently under house arrest, according to NBC10 Boston. He is due back in court on July 16 for a probable cause hearing.

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