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Funeral for Hofstra student accidentally shot by police

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An emotional funeral service has been held for a Hofstra University student who was accidentally shot by police.

Andrea Rebello's family followed the pastor Wednesday as he led her white cloth-draped coffin to the altar at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. He said she's being welcomed into heaven.

Relatives and friends lit candles representing grief, courage, memories and love.

Weeping erupted throughout the church as sorority sisters described Rebello's fearlessness and love of life.

The junior was killed during a standoff with an armed intruder in a Long Island home last week.

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