Sharika Sharie Bowman was a 34 year old Mom of five young children living in Georgia. Her family and friends affectionately called her “Redd”. She was originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Shakira was the oldest of four children. She had moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia from Michigan to start a better life for herself and her own children, too. Her friends describe her as have a huge, contagious smile and a passion for drawing.
She and her boyfriend, 30 year old Keitren Foots, had been together for quite some time. Things seemed to be going well for the couple. Sharika’s children liked him and that was extremely important to Sharika.
She loved her children more than anything, and they were her whole world. For this Mom, the Keitren and her children all got along was a big deal. However, the newfound perfect life that Sharika had started would soon be no more.
Having to be a single mother and provide for one child is extremely difficult. For Sharika to have to provide for all five of her children, who ranged in ages 16, 13, 15, 1, and 1 month old, nothing was easy.
She found happiness though in Keitren. He was someone that supported and cared for her. She trusted him, and was happy her children had a male figure like this in their life.
Sharika was very focused on her career. Often times she worked long shifts as in order to advance and learn as much as possible.
During this time, she was also working towards becoming a registered nurse. It wasn’t going to be an easy task considering how busy she always was.
However, she knew that if she set her mind to it – she’d be able to accomplish it in time. It also allowed her to set a strong example for her children that you need to be able to support yourself.
In addition, she felt as though this would make it clear to her children that she was trying to provide even more for them than she already had. Not that they ever questioned their mother’s integrity.
Shakira was always an independent and wildly ambitious woman. In fact, many relatives were surprised by how close her and Keitren had gotten already.
They would never question it though. Perhaps, they thought, it was all part of her new life that she was making for herself. Maybe, she’d finally found a man that would make her happy.
Most importantly, she found a man that her children liked. However, on occasion he would show signs of strange behavior. Unfortunately sometimes, the signs of domestic violence are easily missed.
Sharika had been a classic victim of domestic violence at the hands of Keitren. No one had any clue that it was happening though. Sharika was too afraid to say anything. She never spoke up about what went on at home to her family or friends.
The signs for domestic violence are often overlooked. Sadly, this often leads to tragic endings. This is mostly due to the fact that no one has been able to save the victims until it really is too late.
The story of Sharika “Redd” Bowman’s domestic violence history, sadly is not that different from the ones you probably have heard of. No one had any idea she was suffering, until one Sunday morning.
It was late one night when Sharika had pulled into the driveway of her home. Getting home late was not unusual for Sharika. She often would either work late or she would have to run errands late at night if she wasn’t working.
This night would end differently than most though. Normally she would go inside and see her children, make them dinner, and spend time with them before they went to bed. These were the moments she cherished most after a long day. Today though, Sharika would not even make it inside.
Out of nowhere Keitren would appear, while Sharika sat in her vehicle.
Late that Friday night, Keitren shot a killed Sharika as she sat in her SUV. He approached the vehicle and fired 23 shots at her. Sharika sat there completely defenseless.
One of her five children was inside of the house at the time and called authorities upon hearing the gunshots. Eventually he stepped outside. As he did, he saw what had happened to his mother. Keitren though was nowhere in sight.
Instead, one of Sharika children has been scarred with the sight of seeing his mother sit lifelessly in her car.
It was not until Sunday morning that authorities were able to find Keitren. After killing Sharika he had fled the scene, as most guilty people do.
Authorities were desperately searching for him. They were able to locate him though by tracking his cell phone. They were able to find him in a hotel parking lot. Once they arrived at the scene he fled the parking lot and began to head north on Interstate 85.
That is when authorities lost sight of Keitren. With the use of pinging his cell phone authorities located him once again. This time he was hiding in a shed, and from there authorities arrested him.
Keitren is currently behind bars and has been charged with murder and multiple other felonies.
Sharika’s children though, are the ones who will truly suffer from all of this. Her family set up a GoFundMe page in order to support her children’s needs.
Specifically the money will be used to provide Sharika’s children with: clothing, school supplies, and the beginning of college accounts.
To donate follow the link here: https://www.gofundme.com/5c9mj80
Next, this Mom’s baby was murdered by the most surprising person
Roxanne Randall lived in Oklahoma with her 19 month old son, Lincoln and her boyfriend Bert Franklin.
Yet, Roxanne and Bert’s relationship was far from normal.
Bert was a married father of four. Roxanne though, had no idea Bert was married.
That’s hardly the only shocking part of this story
The two had been together for a year, and Bert spent a majority of his time with Roxanne and Lincoln.
All seemed to be going well.
Bert and Lincoln got along well, and Roxanne was able to leave the two together for periods of time.
One day though…everything changed.
In a video through a home surveillance camera a shocking discovery was made.
It would forever change the live of Bert, Roxanne, and 19 month old Lincoln.
Bert was living a double life according to sources.
He allegedly had two facebook pages and lived “a complete lie…everything was a lie.”
However, still sources close to Roxanne said “nobody saw this coming…not a single person.”
There is one person who maybe could have suspected Bert to act violent.
That person, was Lincoln’s biological father.
He apparently had been trying to see Lincoln for a few months.
Bert caught wind of this and sent a text to Lincoln’s father threatening him.
While Lincoln’s father escaped with just a threat.
Lincoln himself was not so lucky.
What this home video surveillance revealed is truly shocking.
Roxanne was upstairs in her home, while Lincoln and Bert were downstairs.
She heard a “loud thud” against the wall but, Bert assured her that it was the dog playing ball and Lincoln was asleep.
When Roxanne got downstairs she realized that the thud she heard was not a ball at all…
Instead that thud was Lincoln being thrown against the wall.
She got downstairs only to him Lincoln unconscious and limp in the arms of Bert.
Who was walking around with Lincoln eating a pizza.
How could somebody do such a thing to a child?!
Roxanne immediately called 911, and Lincoln was transported to the hospital.
It was determined that Lincoln was suffering from severe head trauma.
You won’t believe what he said
Tulsa County Jail
Lincoln later died from his injuries.
Bert is currently facing murder charges and is being held without bail.
This Beautiful Mom Was Murdered In Front Of Her Own Children
Aregay Tesfamariam and Tringo Ferede-Tesema were a Washington State couple, who had been married for over 25 years.
Together the couple had two children.
Aregay had fallen ill with kidney failure, and was beginning to lose his vision due to his diabetes.
Tringo remained by his side during this trying time.
However, Aregay began to suffer from delusions.
He began to think his loving wife was out to get him.
Aregay’s delusions began to escalate to a dangerous level…
In 2004 Tringo was granted a domestic-violence protection order protection against Aregay.
She told authorities that Aregay would “grab [her] hair and hits [her] face.”
However, the protection order expired later on in 2004…
Among other things Tringo told authorities that Aregay also “threatens to kill me, our children and himself and I believe he is serious.”
The couple’s children, who remain nameless, also expressed fear of their father to authorities.
The children recall some of their father’s abusive behavior towards their mother growing up.
Allegedly Aregay would lock Tringo outside some nights and throw her cooking against the wall.
Their children lived in constant fear of what might happen to their beloved mother.
On August 23, the children’s worst nightmare became a reality.
The couple’s adult son was home and watched the tragedy unfold.
Despite his best efforts…he was not able to save his mother’s life.
It all started when the couple’s son heard Tringo screaming from the kitchen.
Their son raced to the kitchen only to find his father standing over his mother with a knife in his hand.
In the moments after this their son tried to break a glass vase over his father who continued to stab his mother.
Tringo tried to run out of the house to escape Aregay – despite already being stabbed twice.
Aregay chased Tringo outside.
A mailman saw Aregay continue to stab Tringo in the driveway and called local authorities.
Authorities found Aregay covered in blood and still holding a knife.
Aregay admitted to “stabbing his wife ‘a bunch’ of times.”
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