Black Public Scholars

January 6, 2011

Kenyatta Kendrick: Six-Year Old Girl Murdered in a Drive-By Shooting While Sleeping

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 4:19 am

 

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Kenyatta Kendrick was just 6-years old and sleeping in her bed when she died. She was the victim of a drive-by shooting. Two teenagers and a 25-year old were charged and may face the death penalty for their offenses.

The three young men being charged are 18-year-old Aaron McDowell, 17-year-old Bernard Nix, and 25-year-old Stalandus Slaughter. The incident occurred in Eclectic County, just 30 miles from Montgomery. Kenyatta was a first grader at Eclectic Elementary School.

"She was asleep in her bed when she was struck by a bullet in her side," Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin told the Associated Press. "Any homicide is bad, but you’re dealing with a 6-year-old here."

 

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