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Mother of 3 kids killed in Philadelphia carjacking dies

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Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
 

PHILADELPHIA — The mother of three children killed when a carjacked sport utility vehicle crashed into a group selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser has died, officials said on Friday.

A Temple University Hospital spokeswoman said Keisha Williams, 34, died on Thursday night in the hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition since the crash on July 25, which killed Keiearra Williams, 15; Thomas Joseph Reed, 10; and Terrance Moore, 7.

The children's funeral was held on Monday. A family friend who was nearby and the woman who had been carjacked were injured in the crash.

Prosecutors said two men, Cornelius Crawford and Johnathan Rosa, would have a murder charge each, totaling four counts of second-degree murder and conspiracy, as well as kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and sexual assault.

“My heart continues to break for the family and friends” of the victims, District Attorney Seth Williams said.

Authorities allege that Crawford, 23, and Rosa, 19, forced a real estate agent into her SUV as she left a house showing in north Philadelphia, then took off at high speed. About 15 minutes later and a mile away, authorities said, the SUV went out of control at an intersection and plowed into the group.

 

 
 


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