Two mothers left grieving the loss of their young sons
The cold-blooded killing of 20-year-old Jareem Davis, and 19-year-old Charleston Jenkins has left two mothers heartbroken. Both young men recently gained employment and were breadwinners for their families. The victims were close friends and by all accounts were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Their murders have rocked the close-knit community and left their mothers grappling with immense pain. Today, their aunts, Bernadette Augustine, and Vetalyn Mitchell spoke about how the incident has deeply impacted both their families.
Vetalyn Michelle Aunt of Jareem Davis: “For your first child to be taken away from you so tragically that is very hard. I haven’t seen my sister cry much in her 45 years of life that I have known her so this definitely broke her.”
Reporter: By all accounts Jaheem was just collateral damage in this incident. What would you want to say or what you be your message to the person that took his life away for by all accounts no reason ?
Vetalyn Michelle Aunt of Jareem Davis: “I just hope that they can live with themselves. They have no idea what they have done to our family by taking away Jaheem from us and Jaheem’s memory will live on and he has to face whatever he did now. Jaheem is gone. I am confident that he is in the arms of the lord so it is him now that needs to face what he has done and I hope that he or she can live with themselves.”
Bernadette Augustine, Aunt of Charleston Jenkins: “My sister that is the only child she has around her. Only baby. She helps him in everything. Charleston is everything for her. Help her, everything. Provide for her everything. He’s always there for me “Aunty you need anything ?” I have my little girl that he always helps me to drop her to school when I feel tired he would jump on the bike he drops her off and he’d say let me take her for you to day the baby going to preschool. I tell him alright papa drop him off for me today. He’d ask “Do you want me to pick her up for you again this evening ?” I’d say yeah “pick her up for me.” Everyday until he found a job when I don’t feel like to take my daughter he takes her for me.”