My best friend's family has recently experienced the deepest tragedy I can imagine. Her three year old nephew was murdered by someone who was supposed to take care of him. I cannot imagine someone this young and helpless ever making anybody angry enough to inflict this kind of harm... I apologize for the depressing post, but I have to do what I can to get word out for her and her family.
On May 7, 2013, this sweet young boy was brutally slain by his mother’s boyfriend, Derrick Myers.
3 year old Terric Davis loved pizza. He slept with his fuzzy blue blankie,and he loved his little sister. He was like any other three year old. He was left for just four hours in the care of his mom’s boyfriend, who, somehow in this time became enraged enough with this innocent child to beat him so viciously as to cause severe internal injury. Upon returning home and realizing that something was terribly wrong, she rushed her son to the local children’s hospital. It would be just hours later that little Terric’s death was ruled the cause of blunt force injury, causing several lacerated organs and massive internal bleeding. The Tacoma police have arrested and charged 28 year old Derrick Myers with murder in the first degree in the death of Terric Davis. This murder has left a single mother without her son, a sister without her beloved brother, and crushed the hearts of four aunts, an uncle, two loving grandparents, and countless friends. Any parent will tell you, we are not made to bury our children, but this mother has no choice. Unfortunately, two roughly minimum wage jobs doesn’t leave much room for savings, which means that for this mother, burying her son will leave her without sufficient funds to meet her own basic needs.
If you are financially able to help, donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal.To my friends: This is very personal to me. This is my best friend’s nephew. I wish I could say that this was one of those made-up sorts of things that you see on tumblr all the time, but it’s not. You can view the news story in the following three links.
My best friend’s attachment to this boy is real. Her heart is broken, and there’s nothing anybody can do to fix it. Our little ones are precious. I understand if you can’t give anything, but please help me get the word out for her.