YOUNG PENN. MOTHER TELLS TEENS TO ‘GET A JOB’ WHENTHEY ASK FOR A CIGARETTE — AND THEY KILL HER
A young mother wassenselessly murdered by three teens in western Pennsylvania after she told themto “get a job” and stop roaming the streets when they asked her fiancéefor a cigarette, police say.
Beaver Falls police havecharged 14-year-olds Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez and 13-year-old KyleGoosby Jr. with criminal homicide and other charges in Saturday’s shooting of22-year-old Kayla Peterson.
She was shot at about3:30 p.m. that day and died in a Pittsburgh hospital two hours later.
Goosbyis in custody and his attorney says he was just “in the wrong place at thewrong time” when Velasquez – identified as the gunman by police – openedfire. Beaver Falls Police Chief Charles Jones says officers are stillsearching for the other two suspects.
WTAE interviewed Peterson’sfiancée after the tragedy. Holding their 23-month old baby, Bill Baileysaid Peterson’s last words after being shot in the chest were how she loved himand their daughter.
“She didn’t even movewhen it happened,” he said, measuring his voice. “She just said, ‘I can’t feelmy legs.’ She wanted to lay down, so I laid her down.”
Shockingly, Bailey says they knew the youngneighborhood boys, and he’s played basketball with one of theirfathers.
BrockEdwards, who was working at the convenience store where Bailey bought thecigarettes, weighed in: “My friend came in and got cigarettes, and three youngkids followed him. They kept following him and asking him for a cigarette…”
在Bailey 买烟的那家便利店工作的Brock Edward说：“我那哥们进来拿了烟后，三个小伙子尾随着他。他们跟着他并不断的讨烟。”
Heconcluded, according to WTAE:
“The next thing you know, they just pull out a gun andshoot for no reason. It was just over a cigarette…Now, my friend lost hisgirlfriend — an amazing, amazing girl, and she was such a good mother, too —and now her child has to grow up without her mother being there.”