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Grandmother of slain boy, 15: 'He went just like his father'
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:01:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The grandmother of a 15-year-old boy slain in the West Pullman neighborhood on Mother’s Day said her grandson died just like his father four years ago: gunned down on a Chicago street.

“He went just like his father. He got shot twice,” Corliss Holeman, the boy’s paternal grandmother, said Monday in a telephone interview as she fought back tears. “I don't believe this. On Mother's Day.”

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: chicago; violence
“No one was ever arrested, and no one answered for his death." I wonder if anyone cooperated with authorities.

"Her grandson’s mother had seven other children, she said." That's a big family.

1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:01:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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Chances are good that this family tradition is now over. But you never know. The 15 year old could have left a baby or two around somewhere.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:06:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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From the article:

Her grandson was preparing to graduate from Haley Elementary Academy on the Far South Side.

“He was very family-oriented. He loved his family,” she said. “He really loved to play ball.”

But Holeman said the family noticed him slipping out into the streets.

“He was the typical teenager. . .getting into chaos,” she said. “We tried to help him.”

Holeman last spoke to her grandson about his upcoming graduation.

“I just don’t know what really happened,” she said.

"Typical teenager". "Chaos", huh. Surprised that the father was even known.

3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:08:24 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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On Mother’s Day -—

What will be happening/reported on Father’s Day

Sorry — Baby Daddy’s Day


4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:09:18 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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15 and in elementary school?? My son was in high school by that age.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:12:32 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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Last month, I heard a mama say to her child “If you keep on eating that junk, you ain’t gonna get no sugar daddy to marry you.” That sentence was a dentist’s dream and a teacher’s nightmare.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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How sad. I can’t imagine how she must feel.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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"...in a telephone interview as she fought back tears. “I don't believe this. On Mother's Day.”

Now on Father's Day, sure. Undoubtedly. Not on Mother's Day though.

8 posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:42 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: mplsconservative

Special needs. Gangstas hooked him.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:58 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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He had just been accepted into Harvard’s Medical school. It might be added that Harvard accepted him without the necessity of Premedical training.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 4:25:38 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Police said Holeman had pointed out the vehicle to the 15-year-old who then fired shots at the car, and one of the shots struck Holeman, said police.

Killed by friendly fire. Called it in, and bought a ricochet. Or else the friend got that holding the gun sideways thing way, way off.

11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:31:59 PM PDT by heartwood
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feh...
12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:37:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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My family’s most noteworthy tradition is that we do well in math.Her family’s tradition is to be gunned down on a Chicago street.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:55:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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He was 15 and graduating from an elementary school?


14 posted on 05/12/2014 5:11:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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Thank goodness Chicago has such draconian gun laws to ensure public safety!


15 posted on 05/12/2014 8:44:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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