Angry Girls (12 suspects,8 under 18 on trial for killing 15 year old


They appeared in waves, some still looking tough, others looking scared; some sobbing, others hiding all emotion; all of them charged with murder.5W3ARRAIGN1

Six teenage girls are among 12 suspects who were arraigned Thursday in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Aliyah Smith in early January. According to police, Smith was shot while hiding in a house full of people on Nedra Court following an encounter with one of the girls the night before. Dozens of family members and friends packed the courtroom in support of the suspects. Also present was the victim’s mother

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.Outside the Sacramento County jail Thursday, a tearful Catrina Kilgore talks about the death of her daughter Aliyah Smith.

Twelve suspects, eight of them not old enough to vote, were arraigned Thursday in their first courtroom appearance since being arrested Tuesday.

Each teen stands accused of murder – to be tried as an adult – in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Aliyah Smith, a crime police allege stemmed from a dust-up between girls the night before.

They also were charged with one count each of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling: Smith was hiding inside a Nedra Court home full of people when she was fatally shot.

During the highly emotional arraignment, the defendants came before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Ernest W. Sawtelle in groups. First, the adult men, wearing the familiar orange uniform of the Sacramento County Main Jail: Marschell Brumfield Jr., 19; Marcel Bullard Jr., 18; and D’Andre Monroe, 18.

Then, the boys, with the blue-and-white uniform of juvenile hall: Omar Davis and Tyrell Penney, both 17.

Next came the girls, shackled together, some of them weeping openly: Mary Adams, 15; Shavana Adams, 17; Talisha Harston, 16; Brielle Randell, 15; Natosha Rassberry, 16; and Loren Searcey, 15.

Last was 18-year-old Alison Williams, who subtly shook her head as Sawtelle read the charges against her.

Dozens of family members and friends packed the courtroom in support of the suspects, some of them hugging and weeping in the audience.

Smith’s mother, Catrina Kilgore, also sat in the audience, dabbing her eyes as she quietly cried.

Rassberry was appointed a public defender, who said he did not know enough about the case yet to comment. The remaining defendants will be represented by attorneys, to be determined later, from Sacramento County Conflict Criminal Defenders.

Sacramento police say Smith and one of the suspects fought the night of Jan. 2. Later, they allege, the suspects assembled and went to Nedra Court to exact revenge.

Bullard and Monroe are the accused gunmen. Police say the other 10 face murder charges because they went to Nedra Court to hurt Smith.

By Kim Minugh: Sacramento Bee

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

5 thoughts on “Angry Girls (12 suspects,8 under 18 on trial for killing 15 year old

  1. i love an respect marcel an his family they are amazing people an i love an dates marcel for a year a no for a FACT HE DID NOT DO WHAT HE IS BEING ACCUSED OF.. SO GO WITH YOUR LODJECTS. a what you think happend an alision i nown her since jr high weve never got along bt she would never but im saying this cause i no marcel is a wonderfull an loving great person who loves his mother an sisters more then anything in this world an would never do anything to harm him his family or others..

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  2. what the fuckk,, they some stupid ass mutha fuckas thats a shame outta pocket on the b butt hey cant juge anybody bu yall fucked in the gamee god bless,, and prayyyyyyyyyyyyy…….

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  3. Manee Rest In Peace Maliyah we miss yhu girl . They got what they had coming to them only God can judge them for what they did.

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  4. hi my name is sahala and i have three littli girls my heart go out to the mother god bless you i fill what your going thouth my son passed ,in the same manner its something that hurts 4 ever the people that commity these crimes dosent realize the it take on others shame on them they all belong were there are

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  5. Marschell b.. u will always be my dude.. on everything they ant have to charge u wit that.. the judge blows.. u was jus driven.. im know u ant go up there for that to happen.. im sorry for the fam.. listen to the lil bossie song fuck the police for ya.. u will always be loved …
    jj

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