Whitney Gray was shot and killed October 16, 2016 while driving with her two young sons (age 3years, and 6months) in the vehicle. This was a senseless tragedy.
1. Who you are: Tara Rooks
2. Where you're from: Independence, Mo
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for: Whitney's friend, Aunt to her boys.
4. How the funds will be used (be specific as possible): Funds will be used for the children
5. If you intend to withdraw the money, how you plan to send the funds to the parties you're raising money for or use the money on their behalf: will be withdrawn and placed into an account for the two boys.
Trial began monday with jury selection.
This afternoon, the jury convicted him of 1st degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. This carries a max sentence of 7 years. It has already been 20 months. He will be sentenced in late August.
I live on Sterling and saw this happen, heard the shots and listened to the crying babies powerless to do anything but pray. I prayed for Whitneys life and was very saddened to learn that she had passed. Now I pray for strength and comfort for this family as they go through trying to come to grips with this senseless loss. This neighbor hood is stunned by this. I have not much money to offer, but I am a minister and would be happy to conduct her service if you need someone to do that. My heart is heavy for all of you. If you need pastoral care during this time I am here. God Bless and Keep You All.