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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMissoula, Montana - 2 May 20141. Wide of athletic field, site of candlelight vigil2. Medium of baloons3. Wide of Diren Dede's host mother, UPSOUND (English) Kate Walker, Diren Dede's host mother:"It's very hard to describe what happened here to anyone, let alone another country."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kate Walker, Diren Dede's host mother:"Don't stop living, let's go the other direction, and that's exactly how he did it. Two days after he got here, he jumped off a cliff into the Blackfoot River - that is the Diren that we know, and the Diren that we love, and he scared us to death. But that's how I want to live too."5. Close up of teen holding candle6. QUALITY AS INCOMING: Close up of baloons in night sky7. Wide of crowd, pan to Walker, UPSOUND (English): "I have to share that this is Diren also, he always wanted to sky dive. So maybe this is as close as we can get to sky diving for him."8. Close of pan from one mourner to teen9. Close up of teen with candle10. Mid of teen cryingSTORYLINE:More than 100 people carrying candles held a vigil Friday in the Montana city where a 17-year-old German exchange student was gunned down in a homeowner's garage.The gathering for Diren Dede brought scores of people to the Fort Missoula soccer fields, where balloons with German and American colors were displayed for the somber memorial.Dede was an all-state soccer player for Big Sky High School. He started playing soccer the day he arrived in Missoula in August and quickly made friends, said Kate Walker and Randy Smith, who hosted Dede during the school year.The home of Markus Kaarma, the 29-year-old homeowner accused of shooting into his dark garage Sunday and killing Dede, had a new sign posted: "No Solicitors."Kaarma, his partner Janelle Pflager and their 10-month-old child have remained in the home since Kaarma posted $30,000 bond Monday. He declined to speak to an Associated Press reporter on one occasion when he stepped outside Wednesday and again on Friday.A court hearing has been set for May 12 for Kaarma, who faces a charge of deliberate homicide. Court officials said Friday that date is subject to change.Kaarma's attorney, Paul Ryan, arrived at Kaarma's home Friday for a private meeting. Ryan has said Kaarma plans to cite Montana's self-defense laws in pleading not guilty to the charge.Kaarma had been burglarized twice before, and he feared for his and his family's life when motion sensors and a video monitor showed an intruder in his garage after midnight Sunday, Ryan said.The intruder turned out to be Dede, who was to return to his home in Hamburg in June after the school year ended. The boy was unarmed, and authorities have declined to say what he was doing in the garage.Missoula County deputy attorney Andrew Paul did not return a call for comment Friday.Julie Reinhardt of the German consulate in San Francisco said the German government will be closely following the case against Kaarma. Prosecutors have told consulate officials the legal proceedings will be speedy and thorough.The shooting has led to grief and support in the Missoula neighborhood where Dede was killed. Mailbox ribbons and a memorial that appeared on Smith and Walker's lawn are ways the neighbors have expressed their solidarity.