posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 08:31 AM
The evolution of this poor girl's death
First lady Michelle Obama on Saturday will attend the funeral of a Chicago girl whose slaying days after she performed at the presidential
inauguration in Washington added to the heightened national attention to the toll from gun violence.
Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was fatally shot on January 29 as she and her friends shielded themselves from rain under a canopy in a Chicago park in what
police say was a case of mistaken identity in a gang turf war.
Pendleton, a sophomore at Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, had performed with her school band eight days earlier at President Barack Obama's
inauguration. A $40,000 reward has been offered in the case.
The first lady, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who is from Chicago, and other Obama Administration officials plan to attend Pendleton's
funeral at Greater Harvest Baptist Church.
A $40,000 reward and still no snitches....
A "We the People" petition on the White House website signed by more than 1,000 people called on the president and his family to attend
Pendleton's funeral. The first family's home is about a mile from the park where Pendleton was killed.
A record number of people killed in January in Chicago..... Will Michelle attend each funeral. Obama's house is about a mile from the park where
this poor girl was killed.
Up next .... the Hadiya Pendleton Bill...