FLASHBACK | New Mother Killed Just Hours After Her Sister Attended President Obama Chicago Speech


“I was just with her yesterday, seeing the little baby she had for the first time,” Parker said Saturday. “I was with her in the morning, and then I got the call last night.”

Parker described McFarlane as joyful and outgoing: “She was just a sweet person.”

“It’s just wild to me, man,” Parker said.

The president’s speech including mourning Hadiya Pendleton, a young woman who has become the face of Chicago violence since being gunned down Jan. 29, just days after performing at President Obama’s inauguration festivities as a King College Prep majorette.

“She said ‘Mom, that’s so sad. I feel so bad for that little girl,’ ” Angela Blakely told CBS Chicago. “Every time she saw kids on TV she said, ‘Momma, I feel so bad for these people that gotta leave their kids.’ ”

Two suspects have been charged in last month’s shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who performed at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, police announced Monday night.Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, each face one count of first-degree murder for the death of Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot two weeks ago in a park near her school, just days after returning from Washington, D.C., officials said.

The two also face attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm for the attach that left two other teens wounded.Ward was the shooter and confessed to police that Hadiya was not the intended target, police said.

The shooting was allegedly meant to be a retaliation for Williams, who was shot last year.Reached by phone Monday evening, Hadiya’s mother, Cleopatra Cowley, said she was “ecstatic” about the arrests and urged for the young men to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

via New Mother Killed Just Hours After Her Sister Attended Obama Speech – DNAinfo.com Chicago.
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