Family remembers Kaviaun Nelson, killed in Walmart shooting, one year later

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) One year later, the pain remains as loved ones remember Kaviaun Nelson.

Nelson was shot and killed outside of a Walmart in northwest Omaha last year.

Thursday evening a balloon release — not to celebrate her life, but to remember her.

Charles Nelson is Kaviaun's father. Hours before the balloon release, he was in the Douglas County courtroom for the trial of her alleged killer, Marcus Wheeler.

"Whatever judgment comes upon him it could never be enough. Yesterday he was able to see his daughter while he sat in the courtroom. My daughter cannot come to see her son," said Charles.

At the balloon release, family and friends told stories of Kaviaun.

"Daddy daughter days, that's where it was at. I can't wait till we get to have another one," Charles said.

As the trial continues for Wheeler, Nelson wants the maximum sentence handed down by the judge.

"Things are coming along the court is moving along we just are hopeful that the judicial system is able to uphold itself and we get a conviction," Charles said.