Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One white teddybear for Taylor McFadden

This shrine to Taylor McFadden, consisting solely of a single plush toy bear nailed to a tree, and the remnants of some tea lights below, is at 4816 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington DC. The house where the shrine is located is up for sale.

From WTOP and the Washington Post:
D.C. Police have arrested Charles Edward Jones Jr., 47, in the murder of Taylor McFadden, 25. Mr. McFadden was discovered in an apartment building in the 4800 block of New Hampshire Ave NW Saturday night July 4 2009, when police responded to the report of an assault there.
Police found McFadden had been stabbed several times. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died of his injuries about 10 pm that night.
An investigation led police to arrest and charge Charles Edward Jones Jr. of Northwest DC with assault with a deadly weapon.
This charge was upgraded to 2nd-degree murder while armed after McFadden's death.

Another Independence Day cebration gone miserably awry. More families plunged needlessly into shock and grief.

Needed: a prayer - and steady actions - for peace...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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