Fourteen-year-old Destini Mcfarlane sat a few feet away, Friday, as President Barack Obama gave a speech advocating gun control laws. The same day her 18-year-old sister, Janay, mother of a three-month-old baby, was murdered in North Chicago.
During his speech, at an event at Hyde Park Career Academy, the president told the audience that 443 murders took place in Chicago, with a firearm, last year. Eighteen of the murders involved 65 youth under the age of 18. The younger sister was a student at Hyde Park as was Janay. However, the elder sister discontinued her studies when she became pregnant. Even though she was pregnant she was determined to complete her graduation and she had been attending an alternative school.
The elder Mcfarlane was in Chicago for a visit with her family and friends. It has been reported that the bullet was apparently meant for another person. Two suspects are in custody for the murder of Janay.