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Flying Biscuit Cafe holds tribute for slain manager

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's been a little more than a month since 25-year-old Danielle Watson was found murdered outside the Flying Biscuit café where she was a manager in south Charlotte.

Police say her co-worker, 22-year-old Mark Cox,  killed her during a robbery.

Watson was pregnant at the time of her death, and engaged to be married the weekend of her funeral.

Saturday, the restaurant owners held a tribute to Watson at the restaurant.

All February profits will be split equally between the Danielle Watson Memorial Fund and the American Cancer Society. The Danielle Watson Memorial Fund will benefit Mothers of Murdered Offspring, The American Society, and The Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Management says they will also build a permanent memorial to Danielle, who was pregnant when she was killed.

The restaurant management never did a criminal background check on Cox, who was a convicted felon. He had robbed another restaurant where he worked at closing time and held co-workers at gunpoint.

The owners have said they knew something about Cox's record, in what he disclosed to them. They made a statement saying they wanted to give Cox a second chance.

Cox faces two counts of murder, one for Watson and her unborn child.

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