Chicago Teen Mom Killed Same Day Sister Sat Behind Obama

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  • CHICAGO (AP) — An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed the same day her sister had sat on the stage behind President Barack Obama, listening to him push for gun control legislation.

    Janay Mcfarlane was shot once in the head around 11:30 p.m. Friday in North Chicago, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd told the Chicago Sun-Times. Mcfarlane, a mother of a 3-month-old boy, was in the Chicago suburb visiting friends and family.

    North Chicago police said two people are being questioned in connection with Mcfarlane’s death, but no charges have been filed.

    “I really feel like somebody cut a part of my heart out,” Angela Blakely, Mcfarlane’s mother, said.

    Blakely said the bullet that killed Mcfarlane was meant for a friend.

    Hours earlier, Mcfarlane’s 14-year-old sister was feet from Obama at Hyde Park Career Academy, where he spoke about gun violence and paid tribute to Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student fatally shot last month in a South Side park. Police have said it was a case of mistaken identity, and two people have been charged.

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    3 thoughts on “Chicago Teen Mom Killed Same Day Sister Sat Behind Obama

    1. Maybe if the baby’s daddy had stuck around long enough to raise the child they produced, who knows. There are just way too many of us single Moms raising fatherless children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Amen kdawgg. However, I would add mothers AND FATHERS falling down their job to rear responsible, healthy, productive citizens. This culture of violence and thinking that its ok to use a gun has to stop. We need parents to be parents and teach their children right from wrong.

    3. Another senseless killing, 18 high school dropped out with a baby whose baby daddy a dollar to a dime was a like wise high school dropout, no job, pants hanging gang banger another case of mothers falling down on their job and a neighborhood allowing them selves to continously be terrorized by a generation with no direction or supervision from the folks who brought them into this world and who have no concerns for education and a endless cycle of babies rasing babies. Wakeup Black America, its almost to late and to the point praying, vigils,marching and finger pointing is not going to change this vicious cycle!.

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