You never know who your children are talking to on social media, but after hearing stories like this, you might need to go out of your way to find out.
Three teens from Kansas City, Mo. have been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Alexis Kane. The 14-year-old eighth grader was beaten by the young men before they took turns shooting her. According to reports, Kane’s body was found not too far away from her middle school on Jan. 11.
Friends of the student say that she met Isaac M. “Malik” Carter, 17, via Facebook, and the two hit it off. She had agreed to meet up with him through the social media website. With her friends by her side at first, she met up with Carter at a 7-11 in the city, and he was with two other friends, Dominic “Nick” McDaniel, 18, and Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, 17. And although her friends told her not to go anywhere with Carter, Kennedy and McDaniel, she got in a car with them and did so anyway.
According to the CBS affiliate, the young men took her to an apartment, and afterwards, headed towards a nearby water park. According to court documents, surveillance nearby caught Kane being hit in the face with a handgun by one of the suspects, and then shot multiple times after the other two teens passed a gun around to take turns firing at her.
All three young men were arrested last week after more than 100 local and federal officers searched for them. They have since been charged and are being held on $500,000 bond.
Kane’s mother, LoShonda Kane, is thankful that the young men have been arrested, but hurt that in early court proceedings, none of them showed any type of remorse for their crimes.
“In fact, one of them kind of smiled at me so that was, so that was pretty hard to deal with. I don’t see how he thought it was funny.”
She told CBS News that other mothers should learn from her loss of Alexis.
“She didn’t deserve it, and we all know that. She will be missed so much by many.
I ask all mothers, please protect your children.”