Wilkinsburg cookout

Allegheny County police officially charged 2 suspects in the ambush murders of 5 members of the same family in Wilkinsburg, PA. An unborn baby was the 6th victim of the senseless murders that shocked the nation.

Police say Cheron Shelton, pictured above center, and his accomplice Robert Thomas 27, shot and killed the 5 adults during a backyard cookout on March 9.

Investigators built their case using phone records, surveillance video, and statements from informants at the Allegheny County Jail, where both suspects have been inmates for months on unrelated charges.

Shelton reportedly told Thomas he wanted to shoot more family members at the funeral, according to the Post-Gazette.

“I’m trying to treat them like the Jews; I’m trying to eliminate their whole Blood lines,” suspect Shelton told Thomas, according to a jailhouse informant.

Authorities believe Lamont Powell, who survived the shooting, was the primary target.

“Lamont Powell was somebody they had been looking for,” said Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. during a news conference Thursday.

But the prosecutor's case is not iron-clad.

Defense attorneys for both men question how investigators culled statements from jailhouse informants when their clients have been housed in solitary confinement for months.

“It’s my understanding he had limited, if any, contact with other inmates or even jail personnel," said defense attorney Casey White, who represents Thomas.

Randall McKinney, who represents Shelton, said, “If the district attorney’s office intends to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Cheron Shelton is guilty of this horrific crime based on unnamed jailhouse ‘witnesses’ who had no access to my client, a complete lack of forensic evidence or firearms connecting my client to the crime and no eyewitnesses to the event, I’m confident Mr. Shelton will be found not guilty.”

The deceased victims are siblings Chanetta Powell, 25, Brittany Powell, 27, and Jerry Michael Shelton, 35, and their cousins Tina Shelton, 37, and Shada Mahone, 26. Chanetta Powell was 8 months pregnant with a baby boy. The family dog was also killed.

One gunman approached the backyard from the rear and fired into the air, sending the victims fleeing toward a back porch, where a second gunman sprayed them with a Russian style AK-47 assault rifle.

“[The victims] were herded there on the porch. It was just horrible,” said federal agent Chris Taylor, whose agency assisted local police with the investigation.

Brittany Powell’s daughter, Tamorroa, 7, and Chanetta Powell’s children, 8-month-old Chloe and Jaron, 6, were inside the house and survived the massacre.

Thanks to loyal reader Lovezoe for the tip.

  • SummerBaby

    These dayum fools! RIP! ?? Hugs & prayers for the surviving children & the families of all victims.

  • Low E. TUH!

    The family dog was also killed.
    -
    I NEED SOME HAPPY THOUGHTS...

  • Miany

    Crazy.....no kind of sense of humanity. Fake azz men. Shooting pregnant girls and siblings. Children witnessing their dead relatives (I'm sure that 7yo saw at least one body). All these lives destroyed, all the mental torment over a beef with one measly person.

  • NegroDamus

    Satan working overtime i see. His time must be up and he pulling a jordan in game 6 with :07 sec left

  • Milani

    Authorities believe Lamont Powell, who survived the shooting, was the primary target.
    =============================
    Senseless crime, just sad and senseless...All of these innocent lives lost over one person. Thank God they caught these clowns. So sad for the victims and their families, prayers to all of them.

    I'm so glad my mom moved us out of Pittsburgh when she did, we left and never looked back, smh...

  • puppylove

    This got me on the floor

  • Torae

    Niggas done lost their minds. Im going to move to Guam. My husband is from there and he says its isolated yet still americanized without the mass killings and racism....

  • puppylove

    Randall McKinney, who represents Shelton, said, “If the district attorney’s office intends to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Cheron Shelton is guilty of this horrific crime based on unnamed jailhouse ‘witnesses’ who had no access to my client, a complete lack of forensic evidence or firearms connecting my client to the crime and no eyewitnesses to the event, I’m confident Mr. Shelton will be found not guilty.”
    ___________________________
    Note to all ???THIS???? is how your attorney should speak, when the prosecution is pulling evidence out of thin air. The loss of this family is tragic. I hope, they do not compound that tragedy by railroading the wrong person.

  • Low E. TUH!

    MY STOMACH STILL UNEASY FROM READING THE BIT THAT WUT NEEDED ADVICE ABOUT...JUST QUEASY UNEASY. SAME THING WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT UK LEAVING THE EU. PERILOUS TIMES...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Thank you for this Sandra. And Zoe. Dude is from there and they are so ecstatic these bastards were caught. Talked about this last night while watching NBA draft

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I got nothing. Such a tragedy. Senseless. Kids without parents over some dumb crap.

  • Angela

    I'm scheduled to have a fun, happy weekend but these stories are so sad today??..This world has gone to the dogs, the wolves, the bears, the orangutans the whole darn zoo...

  • side_i

    He's trying to treat them like the Jews ?? Does this idiot know Jews how much power Jews have in this country ?? There bloodlines ain't going no where fool !!! Must not be any Jews in Wilkinsburg cause they basically own NY.

  • Miany

    Thanks puppy...cuz I'm reading the writeup and I sympathize with the victims but I dunno how they figured these two are the culprits...how he manage to tell on himself when he is in solitary confinement? I can't imagine he confessed to the guard but then again maybe guilty conscience? Nonetheless I agree with his attorney, the informant would have to come forward & they need some evidence, even if it's his texts from the day of the crime for this to even have a chance.

  • side_i

    The rest of the world is going to feel it but I read it's so cheap to go there now.

  • LexGirl

    Now nobody take this the wrong way, its just a question on if there was a typo.
    "Chanetta Powell was 8 months pregnant with a baby boy... Chanetta Powell’s children, 8-month-old Chloe"
    So she was 8 months pregnant & has an 8 month old baby?

  • I aint the one

    Fuggggg, man. Everytime I read this story, those babies come to mind. In the house huddled together while your moms, pops, cousins, etc. are being brutally murdered. Heartbreaking.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The family dog was also killed.
    *dead*
    Random and parenthetical...ha,ha,ha!!!

  • Well.well$well

    So he didn't even kill the person he had a problem with?What a senseless ,cruel and stupid thing to do...I usually don't wish bad things on people but this pos deserves to get shanked one good time.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    When I see "jailhouse informant" I immediately think it's a lie or the suspect is retarded.

  • MsSincerity

    Had to have been a typo because it doesn't make any sense.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I have cousins who are exactly 9 months apart. I wont judge Chanetta. I would have to judge my aunt in that case. And my grandmother. My MAMA and her sister are hell 10 months apart. Things happen.

  • Milani

    yes...it's possible if she got pregnant right after giving birth to her last child. Very possible.

  • MsSincerity

    I thought it was more about "is it possible" rather than judgement. My nieces are 10 months apart too. I tried to do the math and all I came up with is that she got pregnant the day of her delivery. Chile idk. *shrugs*

  • yoni

    Looks like it's going to be this type of Friday.
    I have an announcement to make.....BRB :cell:

  • Auditor

    DEAD

  • Karma WhO

    ughh the grief i just felt for this family..and to think the prosecutor has the nerve to be talkin about his client walking freely...naw mannn something must be done..innocent people killed yet again

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I have cousins that live in Compton. EVERY time one of the brothers is released from jail/prison, people do drive by on the house. Children, seniors, EVERYONE is a target.

  • Auditor

    Baby could be a premie...

  • MystyBlu

    Women are highly fertile right after childbirth...and it's not like they're on bc so shyt happens sometimes. *shrugs* No judgment.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    The story is my aunt was SO ashamed Jesus. She didnt tell ANYBODY about my cousin til she was damn near in labor. That was her final kid. I was
    (still AM) like WHY? Hell she was grown. WTH. Folks still do not talk about it. 35 years later.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Oh JESUS. *prays. scared to leave to go get my salad*

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Question - is the accused Shelton related to the deceased Sheltons?? I know the write-up states that the survivor, Lamont Powell, was the target; but the common surnames stood out, and I had to ask... #confused

  • Orchidjones

    “I’m trying to treat them like the Jews; I’m trying to eliminate their whole Blood lines,”
    __________________________________________________________
    This! Premeditated murder much? What the hell kind of people? Just heinous Oh my goodness!

    This is the thinking of an animal. I am glad they caught these bastids!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Heffa if you dont stop upvoting me and spill it. I am seriously sitting here looking. Caint breeve hardly.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Ya see this demonic nonsense?

    Mother of Girls 'Rescued' from Pennsylvania Home Lived with Them and Their Alleged Captor:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/mother-of-girls-rescued-from-pennsylvania-home-lived-with-them-and-their-alleged-captor/ar-AAhAyuq?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=SL5KDHP

  • MystyBlu

    I have a great aunt whose kids are close like that and an aunt who had six kids in 5 years. Ehhh I don't have kids but I understand hormones are raging and again women are extra fertile so there's no shame in my book. Well unless you just gave birth to twins with two different daddies and then get pregnant with triplets by three. THEN I would say give that thang a break! ?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    unless you just gave birth to twins with two different daddies and then get pregnant with triplets by three.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I AM WEAK SAUCE

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    If @Yoni come in here saying she pregnant with twins somebody damn hit me on my foam. 9-1-1. Bish hongry.

  • yoni

    OK PARTY PEOPLE, LISTEN UP!

    AS OF TOMORROW, JUNE 25, 2016...........YOU HAVE EXACTLY SIX MONTHS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! START GETTING YOUR MIND, COINS, HOUSE AND CHILDREN IN ORDER! IF YOU CHOOSE TO INDULGE IN THIS TYPE OF FUKKERY (Christmas 'holiday') MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS DO THEIR PART. AS WELL AS YOU, THE PARENT. IF YOU START PUTTING $50 A PAYCHECK TO THE SIDE, YOU WILL HAVE AT LEAST $600 TO GIVEAWAY COME DECEMBER. #MERRYPLANNING & #HAPPYSAVINGS

  • MystyBlu

    I'm just saying...it's possible and I'm sure that's SOMEBODY'S story ?

  • Auditor

    The different daddies for twins is true...dunno about the other one...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I cant STAND YEW. *snot and hot ass tears*

  • yoni

    Bish you know I ain't having NOBODY'S damn baby.......not even MY OWN. LOL Although I had a dream I was pregnit with a baby and folks mama was OVER THE FUGGIN MOON! I told that bish......you can pick it right up outta the delivery room. #fresh #corduncut

  • Jusstlookn

    Mee TEW, I was like another BLOG baby. YEAAAAAH

  • MystyBlu

    If a heffa lays three eggs and three men anything's possible! ?

  • SpideySense

    Send a postcard! I hear Guam is beautiful

  • yoni

    A shiiiddd!
    Due to HIPPA I can't say talk about a case I just received. All imma say il......40 and sinder.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Lordt, Ms. yoni - way tew murch!
    I GOT REAL TEARS.

  • yoni

    Dead serrus!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Understandably the words "I have an announcement to make" put me into a damn tizzy EVERY DAMN TIME NOW on this blog.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Lil mongo for short?

  • yoni

    Well you ain't gotta worry bout those words comin outta MY mouf! #stickadickinit

  • yoni

    That. 40 year old. I can't.

  • Jusstlookn

    was it a boy or a girl. You about to come into some money. Pregnancy is giving Birth to something NEW in your life.

    Signed Mother Love

  • Proud mommy

    I live in this area and there is more evidence than just jail house informants. There is survalence video cell phone activity the interception of mail that Mr Shelton sent to family to get rid of the gun. The video and audio conversations with these inmates and families. They also have the informants from the jail who knew details that were not released in the case such as the police officer who seen Shelton walking by the crime scene. These two men did this very sloppy and then went to jail and ran their mouths to the wrong people. The informants knew information that was never leaked down to the point where Thomas pissed in the garage at the crime scene...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Its our food. Bc 40 is not old to be giving birth. That is something not genetic but environment linked. Sad AF man

  • Crazy tee

    Well I guess he can bend over and kiss his black a-- goodbye.....

  • yoni

    Prayerfully a new job. Thank you. Because although I was at the man's mama's house......I NEVER seen the daddy. LMAO

  • Jusstlookn

    I receive and claim it for you!

  • bklyngirl11233

    I was wondering the same thing Missmewitdatbull!

  • yoni

    Bc 40 is not old to be giving birth.
    ___________________
    Speak for yourself. I'm not running after no babies and shit at 41. Hell, Mama'nem turned 40 two weeks after having me. pffftt.

    Yeah it is sad.

  • JerseyMom

    *side-eye*

  • iWasteTime

    If you don't log off!!

  • yoni

    *in my Milli Vanilli voice*

    Girl you know it's true.

  • Jusstlookn

    My mama was 41....My husband sperm tried and my uterus was like bish is you crazy....

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I'm still trying to figure it out, @bklyngirl11233:disqus (I love BK, by the way!)

  • yoni

    :kiss: :hug: You know it's that time of year again. #christmascountdown2016 #allsummer16 LMAO

  • yoni

    That spermy juice knew what it was doing.

  • casiepriest33

    Me too :-:-[

  • Lyn

    Bad people with no morals and no conscience are a problem. & Gun control and gun violence are also a problem. Until the powers that be and the laws concerning the second amendment change senseless tragedies like this will continue to happen. Life should be blissful and joyous and free. What kind of life is free, if you have to be on guard 24-7, at a club, a theatre, a school, a backyard bbq...and the list goes on. Gun reform is much, much more needed than immigration reform and until the American government takes action this country will continue to turn into a hot and blazing hell.

  • Jusstlookn

    like I said, it TRIED. I thanked him for the effort of those tadpoles.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    This the kind of Friday we about to have huh?

  • yoni

    Yo ass KNOW you woulda been the FIRST to hear. Quit playin'.

  • Proud mommy

    No, no relation at all.

    http://m.wtae.com/news/charges-to-be-filed-in-wilkinsburg-backyard-shooting-thursday/40189006

    Link to the news channel and 35 minute news conference about the whole case

  • Jusstlookn

    Agree, but it's more people than the guns. Bad people will still get them and the people that could use them will not be able to access them. Also I wanna hear about the people that disarm intruders in their home. LAY THEM OUT FLAT.

  • yoni

    I've been waiting on Friday since Monday and now that it's here, I want it to be Friday all next week. LOL

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    What is the link (if any) btwn the accused Shelton dude and the Sheltons killed? Did he slaughter his own (distant)relatives over a beef w/the Powell dude? I remember reading at the time this occurred there was speculation that the killer(s) were at the bbq with the fam, left, and returned to ambush them... That seems more plausible if they knew them...

  • Jusstlookn

    Today would have been a good Day for the Slim debacle.

    You ain't ready his jelly post.

  • Proud mommy

    No link at all... they just happen to have the same last names...

    New conference on case
    http://m.wtae.com/news/charges-to-be-filed-in-wilkinsburg-backyard-shooting-thursday/40189006

  • Milani

    complete and utter foolishness, smh...

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Thanks - guess I watch too much ID channel.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Nah. No more for me either. I am unable.

  • Proud mommy

    The killers received a call from a female who seen a post on Facebook about the cookout and a picture of Powell was on the post. They alerted killers and they sat and waited about 20 minutes until they seen powell outside and shot the place up. They been wanting him for almost 2 years because he was a suspect in Shelton's best friends murder.

  • Branch Davidian

    Where are all the Black Lives Matter people at when something like this happens? :::crickets:::::. but I guess that's what happens when you let a fake Black person (shaun king) act as your voice. You become a fake organization...

  • nucynu25

    The blk Lives matter protesters are absent BC the killers are in jail NOT on paid adminstration leave .

  • yoni

    I don't EVER comment/read his post. I can't remember one that I remember. LOL

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    OMG - That is terrible. So many lives taken senselessly for hood justice. Damn.

  • yoni

    :clap clap bravo:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Maybe because the suspects are in jail while Zimmerman, Freddie Gray and Eric Garner killers are not. Just a thought. Also, Shaun Kijg was not the voice of BLM.

  • NegroDamus

    we dont celebrate secular, pagan holiday's round my house. spend all year buying kids sh!t, then go broke doing it again for one day....got me fucced up

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ...

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Hello!!! And likely to get the book thrown at them despite lack of evidence. Folks always mad at folks who genuinely care about Black lives. Ashy ass muddasuckas. Go drink some jergens?? Congrats for being first on my BlockT list? And please return the favor after you take a lick of deez?

  • brooklyn23

    Them jews run everywhere even if they're not present. Yes pls let for all those that dont know how the jews have their own cops in bk.

  • Lyn

    The sole purpose of a gun is to kill. So of course the people who aim to kill and take innocent lives will use their dilligence to get them. Whereas people who just want to live peaceful and mind their own business are not.

    If I was there with them at the bbq, all I can think of is I'm here to have a good time and relax with my friends and lounge. But we are creating a society where ppl now have to be on guard no matter what and be strapped up for no reason. If they were armed at the bbq, they can still be caught off guard and then sprayed with an AK; they would not even be able to react quickly enough to defend themselves, to save their own lives.

  • yoni

    And if anybody hears from Bren.....tell him that PP (his blog baby I'm trying to give him) was backstage at the R. Kelly concert last night. She didn't walk in the house until 5:45 AM. THIS MORNING! BENT!

  • Branch Davidian

    Valid point. But don't you think we, as a people, need to get active in trying to prevent this type of lunacy? Black Lives Matter more than when they are being wantonly killed by Law Enforcement.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    ????? This is so reminiscent of @OTB's stories about her baby brother???

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Got TP2 on the speakers now...

    Work it like a real freak should!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?My girl :crying1:
    She came home! #positive

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You don't think we are? You don't think there are activists on the streets? What about the volunteers in Chicago who risk their safety so kids can get to school safely. Most schools you have to walk through several gang territories. What about in Baltimore where the lady opened up a Kid Safe Zone? Sometimes you have to go deeper than a blog or CNN to get your facts. ?

  • Lyn

    A reporter from a Pittsburg tv new station got fired and sued then station. Over a racially insensitive post she made on Facebook referring to this tragedy, which she also reported on.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Market will bounce back. I actually think it's a good thing they left. ... at least for the rest of the World. We just sent our clients an email about all this. ... Time and patience, I can't speak for how their economy will do but, we will be okay. The market tumbled out of fear. It will be fine.
    IMO

  • yoni

    Yeah, she been home for about 3 weeks.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Yeah. We've had several post about Becky with the yt priv <<<What @yoni nick named her?

  • Lyn

    These cowards need the death penalty.

  • felinelurker

    Mr & his brother are 8 mons apart. Mr is oldest, his mother became pregnant, brother was a preemie. Didn't even know she was pregnant.

  • stav

    Since when and how does one control what people think, feel , or DO ?

  • yoni

    She's been to TWO concerts this week.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Please tell me Shelton is just a common name and the victims Jerry Michael Shelton and Tina Shelton are not related to Cheron Shelton the s hooter. I'm gonna go with common name, because I know people with that last name.

  • country57

    (sense-less) What a sad situation.

  • Orchidjones

    Damn shame!

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    She's livin?????? I usta hit up every concert as well? Had a real real good time with @JoeCocker backstage at his concert back in 72, allegedly...Gave him a 'little help' from my hand, allegedly?

  • HIS4EVA

    yo yo yo! im bout to get outta here in t minus 65 minutes.
    its on its on its on. and im home get the patron and tell em that its on!!!!!

  • Jusstlookn

    Once again, I AGREE with you. My father law is permitted by the sheriff to carry gun in church, due to the SC church murders. All I'm saying we aren't going to eradicate guns, or tools to kill. How can we get rid of crazy people who only goal in life is to harm.

  • Jusstlookn

    You got lime?

  • HIS4EVA

    i got it all lime, coconut, cigarrelos. whatchu need?

  • HIS4EVA

    ##

  • ladykushkilla

    What did they do that was so bad??? Yet the killer has the same last name as some of the victims??? It's more to this story

  • HIS4EVA

    ..

  • semaj24philly

    Chanetta was 8months pregnant but had a 8month year old in the house?Well damn did she heal.Sad sad story.Then the person who was the intended target survived the shooting.If u let those fools out they'll definitely come back & to finish the job smh.Keep them in there & throw away the key.They even shot the dog.Sick fu*ks.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Damn, what you have "bad" Christmas memories?

  • semaj24philly

    I didn't even notice that.You're right definitely more to the story.Such a shame tho.

  • Jusstlookn

    You good! Sounds like you got everything!

  • shun king

    The time in between the kids is short I read about another case like that and started asking females with mutilple kids wow these guys not even waiting two weeks and they will take it if she don't give it

  • Milani

    NEW POST

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Im coming home with you. We need food. Imma bring some. Whatchu want?

  • bklyngirl11233

    lol...glad I wasn't the only one. And yes, Brooklyn is a really cool place!

  • HIS4EVA

    just a pack of drumsticks for the grill. they should be pretty cheap.

  • bklyngirl11233

    Thanks Proud Mommy...I just saw this

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    No relation. I was wondering the same thing til Proud Mommy came thru w/the facts.

  • semaj24philly

    That's actually nasty tbh.But that's not the issue here.U know folks will be like "why y'all worrying about the wrong thing.That girl is dead but y'all talking about her children".They extra sensitive on this site lol.

  • Angela Flowers

    It just means she got pregnant during the same month she had the baby.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Awwww, your baby is home for you to love on for the summer. Yay!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Death and resurrection. A process of which all of nature goes through.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *whispers* but I was talmbout last night?

  • Clock

    shooting up funerals is becoming a thing.. aint got to go looking for nobody trying to hide out. you know theyll be there.

  • Angela Flowers

    I wondered if that was the plan or if it just happened that way. The survivor "apparently" murdered the shooter's best friend 3 yrs ago. He was also a suspect in the investigation back then. He probably wanted him to live with the grief that he had his family murdered due to something that he "may" have started...

  • yoni

    Oh. Yeah. She didn't run off and become a thotty. LOL

  • Milani

    Yes!

  • yoni

    YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yoni

    Nope. Just woke up.........YEARS AGO!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    My girl! Lol

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    How so?

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    But what was his motive? What was the beef?

  • Molly Church

    What was the issue with Lamont Powell?Why were these people Slaughtered?

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    I just asked that below.

  • Molly Church

    Yes. Sad but true. Humanity has become desensitized with no conscious. ?

  • KenHay

    R.I.P to them, and their dog, too.
    This is so sad.
    Mofo's these days are just ruthless!!!

  • Well.well$well

    So because of something he did his family had to pay the ultimate price. Smdh

  • yoni

    By putting 2 and 2 together and figuring out that Christmas is a made up, commercialized THING. I can use my money that I would spend on Christmas and let my child experience something more. I always go on a tirade every year about how some children have never left their city limits. Never been on a plane. A boat. To a beach. To another city. NOWHERE. How they haven't had a coat or a pencil all year. How some folks struggle to eat, pay their rent/light and gas etc, but can find the money to TURNUP for Christmas. Then count on tax money come Feb, to get back on their feet. Christmas comes around the same time EVERY YEAR! The day has NOT changed, why aren't those that celebrate ever prepared? Just like folks hold donations and food drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as if folks ain't been hungry the other 363 days of the year. Then they want to throw "It's Jesus's bday" in the mix, but ain't gave ONE thanks since LAST Christmas. Some folks don't even give thanks for opening their eyes in the morning. OR simply walking across the threshold of their home. Or when they start their car. I do. I get up EVERY morning at 5AM........just to give thanks. I don't wait until the end of the year or only when things are GOOD. I thank him for the good AND the bad. I can go more in depth about it, but that just to give you a lil starter.....and I got forreal work to do. BYE!

  • Orchidjones

    This is very informative. Thanks for the link.
    I have a question. Here Sandra's article is stating Lamont Powell is the person the shooters were after, but the link itself is naming the "Lamont Powell" as Jerry Shelton...so is there a discrepancy with the pictures/names?

  • Low E. TUH!

    IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE...IDK. I'M JUST STAYING TUNED. I LIKE YOUR TAKE ON THIS THO!

  • Proud mommy

    In this post the picture that is listed lamont powell is actually another picture of Jerry Shelton. Lamont Powell is not pictured in this post at all. The names are wrong on Sandra's post.

  • Angela Flowers

    Yes, unfortunately that's how they think. It's called the cycle. It wouldn't surprise me if someone from this family tries to get revenge instead of breaking the cycle.

  • abby-o

    If the court don't get them...God will definitely judge them in the end

  • Well.well$well

    Kind of like the father in Chicago who's son was killed bc he shot at the killers mom. Instead of backing away from the lifestyle that got his young son killed he ended up back in jail for shooting someone else. It IS a vicious cycle...

  • Orchidjones

    There are survivors, so I am wondering if they are able to testify and solidify them being the shooters. No one said anything about the surviving victims saying that they saw strange guys at the cook out who unloaded their weapons. From the original story, there was a mother around who before leaving met the two and said they seemed strange, when introducing themselves, they used the same name. Can't she say, yeah that's them, or is any of these people in protective custody?

    Story has been bothering me since it posted. It could be any town, any backyard you visit and someone who has a price on their head is in the right place and others go out with them being the wrong time for them.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    When you say "TURNUP" I think of the story the sun tells everyear.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Isn't there more sales volume on Black Friday?

  • ramosyo

    And West Los Angeles properties on LOCK! They own everything !!!!???

  • Orchidjones

    Thanks for clearing this up for me.

  • Luvbug

    Lamont Powell needs his azz whooped he put his whole family in jeopardy he is the reason why innocent people are dead this fool wanna live the thug life and his entire siblings are wiped out and he lives....what kinda mess is that now his mom is stuck bearing the burden of trying to raise all her kids kids not only that but she has to suffer mentality and emotionally for the rest of her life because of her lack for a better word son..I'm hurt and upset by this this man is the worst human being on earth to me for putting his family in jeopardy like this....and as for the other two cowards crank up the chair and fry their assess up!!!!

  • Luvbug

    Trust me he accomplished what he set up to do

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    Did they kill the dog too?

  • KenHay

    Yes.

  • Orchidjones

    Yes this is serious business, they talking about death penalty, and rightfully so, so what is the defender saying with all the nonsense about jail house rats, witnesses and snitches. They have so much evidence, it should have been an open and shut case. Even got the fools dna by urinating near a garage...like really?

  • yoni

    IDK, I've NEVER partook in it. And even if there is, it's still something that is MADE UP. And the money that is used can be put to use investing in your children's (future) development 364 days ago. People have to be mindful in what they teach and instill into their children's minds.

  • yoni

    It keeps it 100 around this time of year. LOL

  • side_i

    Their own buses too. When illegal things happen they even have their own justice system. I admire them o really do...I just don't trust them, especially the women lol

  • side_i

    Yep they own LA too.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I'd like to share something with you later.

  • Somewhat

    I was saying the same thing he must be a hermit cause in NY there are Jews all over and the run the city!!! That's a fact

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I bought my daughter a laptop from Best Buy the day after Black Friday. I believe they were starting Cyber Monday earlier.

    On her report card, her teacher said her experience on Scratch has been a great advantage for the class.

    It was like $100. It's very very basic though.

  • yoni

    Why?

  • Luvbug

    Exactly!!!! Here is what gets me livid the brother put his family at risk he kills someone and think no one was going to notice that he is walking around all happy go lucky he is from the streets so he knew what was going to happen but no he all up in his mom crib without a care in world and now he is the only child????like really??? If you gonna be a good and kill people just forget you have family and go live somewhere else because as you can see the people who should be alive are dead and the one who lived should be dead...I have no sympathy for the brother it's his fault that His mother has to suffer I guarantee he caused her all kinds of hell all of his life I promise you I would disownthat pos he is a worthless coward sorry for ranting but these people would be alive if it wasn't for him!!!pay back don't have no name

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You seem passionate about awareness. And opinionated about "waking up" to the realities of capitalism and it's relationship with consumerism during the holiday season.

  • yoni

    Shouldn't we all be? :shrug: You make it sound like it's a bad thing. :wink: LOL

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    My friend's son shot someone dead. There is no evidence even though the police arrested him. But mom and lawyer took them up there before the police tried to arrest him. Now they are living with cameras on all the doors because they think the dead man's family will come and try to get them. The son is getting FAT. FAT. Eating all night playing video games and sleeping all day. Everyone jumps at the slightest sound. It's going on two years now. The whole family is in their own prison.

  • yoni

    That's a lick. I'm still not sold tho'. LOL

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    By the way, this brat got everything he ever wanted growing up. His mama stole clothes out of the store for him to wear name brand. When he got in trouble in high school for having weed, she got him out of that too. Then he went to college and got caught stealing and she got him out of that. He has never had to suffer for anything.

  • Luvbug

    I believe it he is scared and in fear they cant move because people are watching every move they make now see this is what gets me as black people instead of showing tough love to kids like Lamont Powell and your friends son they cover them when they should push them out my thing is this you murder someone senselessly you are on your own son I love you but you brought this on yourself I'm not for pacifying murderers period..you take a life our relationship is over that's just me..and it maybe harsh but look at this woman who lost all her kids to murder because of her son....those men would never have bothered them if it wasn't for him and the same with your friends son now everyone has to walk on egg shells because of what he did...that isn't anyway to live I'm so sick and tired of this stuff happening it just scares the crap out of me to be out at night or go anywhere I feel like a prisoner in my own skin because of some much violence going on..and I ain't never had a fight so you know I'm not about that life at all..too bad Lamont Powell family had to die and he became paralyzed for him to wake up and realize he wasn't about that life either because if he was he would have stood up lie a man and caught all those bullets but instead his siblings took the bullets that had his name all on them....the killers did what most people say they would do if somebody did something to their kids or family so who do you blame????Lamont Powell that's who he is responsible for everybody who died deaths including the dogs

  • Luvbug

    See that's the problem she rewarded him for bad behavior but now she is suffering because of him spoiling children is the worst thing a parent can do smh..

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    Who knows if Lamont has even realized yet? I feel sad for his mother though. Losing most of her children. And ain't no body going to raise mad gofundme money either. I notice that.

  • Luvbug

    You know what you have a point he probably hasn't realized it yet he probably talking about retaliation i feel sorry for her also how can you deal with that kinda loss???I was crazy just dealing with my mom's death so I could imagine how she is coping losing her kids...my grandmother died of a broken heart because of my mom's death who was her only child so imagine all your kids but one she must be strong I wish she could get millions to help raise those kids but unfortunately people are livid and unsympathetic to give to help her because of her son's involvement in this mess Lamont is a problem child and look at the burden his mother has to carry because of him ugh

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    Losing your child changes everything. I know because I am a thinker and don't express openly people don't think I care. My sister had enough nerve to tell people I acted like I didn't care when my daughter died. Bitch. The pain is so tremendous you don't know what to do but live in a fog until the fog gets thinner. It changes you in every way how you act and how you think. When I sent my grandchildren to stay with their other grandmother a few weeks ago, my other daughter flew with them. Once the plane took off I was kicking myself because I started thinking about if something happens my entire family (blood, still have the husband) would be wiped out. Only other child and all of my grandchildren was on that plane. But they made it there and she made it back safe. It's sickening. Of course my daughter died of natural causes and I am still angry. What 30 year old die of a heart attack. If she had died at the hands of her sister or cousin or something but anger would be directed at that person forever and a day. Hell, I'm angry that I didn't demand that her heart was checked out when she was 12 complaining that her chest hurt. Even though you know the doctor probably said, whatever, anxiety, stress, growing pains, etc. They tell gay people it gets better. But when does it get better when your children die? When? Thank God and anyone and anything else that I have grandchildren and another daughter or it would be over. Actually, it makes me want to drive over to Pennslyvania and ask that mother if I could do something for her.

  • gail jones

    Yes it is!

  • Luvbug

    Omg sorry for your loss your hurt and your pain you just answered the question as to why my grandmother died of a brokenheart I get it now it's different when it's your child vs your parent my grief was different because my mom gave birth to me but for my grandmother it was devastating because she gave birth to my mom I get it now I guess that's why I'm so upset about this situation losing your kids all at once I can't wrap my head around that all over another person's sin!!! I wish I could help her too because she needs all the support she can get thank GOD you have support

  • jussaying

    BANGS SYMBOLS. AND HEAVENLY FATHA I SAY PREEEEAAAAACH CUZ THE GIRL IS WOKE. lol ok I'm done sorry it's Friday afternoon and the UPS man still ain't brought me my chocolate dipped strawberries.

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    Thank you. Sorry to make it about me. That's what happens. Every dead adult child becomes your dead adult child. Maybe one day not.

  • yoni

    You gave him a personal hand "clap"? LOL

  • Luvbug

    No don't be sorry it's people like you who can show people what a parent goes thru when their child dies I'm sympathetic to parents who child dies no parent should have to experience that period I dont have children so I don't know what that feels like but it must be awfully hard to raise a child and make sacrifices just to see them die I can't fathom that you are strong and courageous and I appreciate you sharing your testimony with me because your story actually helped me?????

  • Canary Red™

    My mother always always always started in July! So I do too!
    #ifeelya *kiss*

  • yoni

    She's 100 short. LMAO J/k :kiss:

  • the guest

    The UK had the backbone and courage to take a stand and make a statement. They will be stronger because of this in the long run.

  • the guest

    Bobby Schmurda needs Randall McKinney. By no means comparing Bobby Schmurda with the evil killers of this family, just saying he needs a diligent attorney that will stand for him like this suspect has.

  • Mel

    What the defense attorney talmbout don't he know them niccas in jail know everything that goes on outside of them walls ? They be in the know nicca

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Wow, newscaster Wendy Bell was right the whole time!

  • Canary Red™

    ???? shut yo mouth!!!
    ????

  • product of 79

    Pass the PIFF homie ??? I gotta Dubb on it ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Any relation between the deceased (Sheltons) and the killer (Shelton)? ? This is so horrific. Difficult to understand.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    The Kang rip

  • http://www.tiffanyinthecity.wordpress.com/ Tiffanyinthecity

    Just damn EVIL!

  • S T

    I agree. The valueless the pound:dollar plunged RIGHT after the vote, but the recovery left the pound:dollar as of midnight last night at £1:$1.37, where it had been before all the news, 1£:$1.40.
    All that to say, I agree with you for many unmentioned reasons, that the economic element will leverage itself out. Hopefully.
    My hat is off to you, and others, whose workplace had to make immediate moves, emails, calls and communications to maintain your workplace/market. All the best.....

  • Chauncey Brooks

    Disingenuous black liberals suffer from a chronic case of black guilt.

  • Diamond

    These people are sick as hell. No hope for the future at all.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    OK, so either the dog was barking too loud as the bloodbath ensued, or they were afraid the dog knew too much--and would tell authorities?

  • Li

    How do you keep a 2 year grudge? How do you keep anger and hate so long in your heart that you slaughter the whole family?

  • Lolalao

    Hopefully the parents died knowing their babies were in the house. Got to find some sunshine somewhere.

  • Lolalao

    I hope the kids get all the help they need ?

  • tt

    This terrible!

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Stupid mfs

  • fudgeicecream

    No they won't. I live in London. And most Londoners don't think so. London provides a lot of the taxes for the rest of the UK. Many small towns in the UK depended upon EU funding.
    .

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    So Negroidian. Take out the whole family and then what? Y'all fools watching way too many mafia movies.

  • AListDiva29

    I live in the Pittsburgh area, and this has been talked about a lot the past 3 months. They believe the main suspect was trying to get back at the brother who survived the shooting, because he may have been involved in the murder of one of his family members. A person just has to be pure evil to take out someone's whole family, and do it in front of the victims children too. I hope he gets convicted and they bring back the death penalty in PA just for this monster!

  • ChocolateChick84
  • Orchidjones

    Thanks baby cakes

  • ChocolateChick84

    And the worst part is, he isn't even the one that is paralyzed. A neighbor who came to the cookout, is the one that is paralyzed. Lamont ass was released from the hospital a couple of days later. That's the thing that bothers me most with these type of tragedies. The innocent person is always the one that dies and the perpetrator always walks away. Lamont walks away, drunk driver car accidents-- the innocent person is a fatality but the drunk walks away to live another day. :'-(

  • ChocolateChick84

    Heartbreaking!! My prayers and condolences to you. GODSPEED

  • Luvbug

    Exactly I was so irrational that I wrote about the wrong person being paralyzed lol he should be charge as an accessory to the fact because he really is the cause of this massacre....I roll alone that way I know who I'm with ....me!!!!!

  • ChocolateChick84

    Yes!! Dang shame though, that you gotta keep one eye open like CBS for your darn kin too. I'm with you, the brother had to know that it was a price on his head and he out chillin' in the open. Boy gon'! My heart just breaks so much for those poor babeis and the grandmother left to explain and pick up the pieces while trying to manage and deal with her own grief. Just sad and senseless.

  • slim3542

    So Lamont Powell(intended target and lone survivor) should be the witness to put them behind bars if they are the culprits?

  • Luvbug

    I guess that's why I'm like totally livid over this mess...why chill out with your family like that it's obvious that he was hiding because somebody tipped the killers off so for 3years he tipped around the hood trying to stay low-key but you always have that ride or die chick who always looking out for the homies..he killed that man's best friend because nobody comes for revenge like that unless they know for sure and these dudes was for sure he did the killing so they paid him back in the most horrendous way and killed the entire bloodline of his natural siblings...omg those kids are scarred for life they watched this take place Lamont cause more damage to his family then he would ever know he is a pos to me I don't hate anybody but I could see myself hating him and his poor mom believes her poor son is innocent and I understand her denial because that means she would have to look at him as the reason for her pain and for her that would be too much...as far as the killers they were wrong and they are going to die young but they did what lot of people would do if you messed with their child or mother or loved one payback sucks you never know how it's going to come back to you and in Lamont case it came back hard I guarantee he has murdered people before he is a pos

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    Thank you.