Family, Community Gathers for Sherdavia Jenkins Memorial | NBC 6 South Florida

Family, Community Gathers for Sherdavia Jenkins Memorial



    Sherdavia Jenkins

    Family members of a young girl who was gunned down in Liberty City eight years ago will be joining community members at a ceremony for slain children Tuesday at the park that bears her name.

    The Children to be Remembered ceremony will take place at Sherdavia Jenkins Peace Park at Northwest 62nd Street and Northwest 12th Avenue at 2 p.m.

    Sherdavia Gets a Place to Play

    [MI] Sherdavia Gets a Place to Play
    On what would have been her 13th birthday, Sherdavia Jenkins, who was killed when she was caught in the crossfire, had a park dedicated to her. (Published Monday, March 22, 2010)

    The memorial will feature guest speakers, a moment of silence and the reading of the names of children killed in Miami-Dade.

    The park is named for Jenkins, who was just 9 years old when she was shot and killed during a shootout in the Pork 'N Beans projects in July 2006. Damon Darling was later convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison in the shooting.

    Damon Darling verdict

    [MI] Damon Darling verdict
    Jurors found Damon Darling guilty of manslaughter for shooting the gun that killed 9-year-old Sherdavia Jenkins. (Published Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009)

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