Did Mother of Murdered Chicago Boy Buy a Car with GoFundMe Burial Donations?

Nov 9, 2015

[PHOTO] The mother of the Chicago boy who was murdered last week by his father’s rival gang is being accused of using GoFundMe burial donations to buy herself a new car. 

Did Mother of Murdered Chicago Boy Buy a Car with GoFundMe Burial Donations?

The reward for information leading to the arrest of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee’s killers has grown to nearly $55,000, but the child’s family also resorted to online crowd funding -- purportedly to pay for funeral costs.

Over the weekend, however, the auto dealership that just sold his mother Karla Lee a 2015 Chrysler 200 uploaded details of that purchase onto their Facebook page.

The shaming-post was later removed, but not before it caused widespread outrage from Lee’s GoFundMe contributors and the internet community at large.

CPD detectives have bitterly complained that the slain boy’s gang-affiliated father, Pierre Stokes, has been “uncooperative” in their effort to identify the rival thugs who lured his unsuspecting son into an alley and shot him to death.

But now controversy is swirling around the apparent callousness of the young victim’s mother, too, who has only made matters worse for herself by issuing a volley of defensive but belligerent responses on the Web:

“For y’all to be bashing me like that, and I just lost my child,” the 26-year-old lobbed at her social-media critics this week. “Y’all don't know nothing about me … I was fearing … too bad if y’all don't understand that.”

Ms. Lee claimed she needed a car for protection now and further insisted she hadn’t diverted any of her murdered child’s burial donations to get it, but, rather, bought the new vehicle with her “own money.”

It’s unclear, though, why she would have publicly sought charity in her son’s name if she already had ample financial resources in the first place.

Eponymous Rox
Criminal Fraud, Gang Violence



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