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Mother of 3 kids killed in Pa. carjacking dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mother of three children killed when a sport utility vehicle that police said was carjacked crashed into a group on a north Philadelphia corner last month has died, officials said Friday.

A Temple University Hospital spokeswoman said Keisha Williams, 34, died Thursday night at the hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition since the July 25 crash that killed Keiearra Williams, 15, Thomas Joseph Reed, 10, and Terrance Moore, 7, as they were selling fruit for a church fundraiser.

The children's funeral was held Monday. A family friend who was nearby and the woman who had been carjacked were also injured.

Prosecutors said Cornelius Crawford, 23, and Johnathan Rosa, 19, would face an additional murder charge each, totaling four counts of second-degree murder and conspiracy, as well as kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and sexual assault.

"My heart continues to break for the family and friends" of the victims, District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement Friday. "I hope the knowledge that I am prosecuting these defendants to the fullest extent of the law will give the family some sense of justice during this time of unimaginable grief."

Authorities allege that they forced a real estate agent into her SUV as she left a house showing in north Philadelphia, then took off at high speed. About 15 minutes later and a mile away, authorities said, the vehicle went out of control at an intersection and plowed into the group on the corner.

Rosa's attorney, Christopher Warren, has said his client is cooperating with authorities and "can't get the image of the girl flying over the hood of the SUV out of his mind." Crawford had recently been released from prison after serving about five years for robbery. Warren said the two men had only known each other for a few days.

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jpweg5 August 08 2014 at 10:32 AM

What a shame, where's Sharpton and Jackson when it comes to black on black crime?

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Pam August 08 2014 at 10:21 AM

What a pathetic excuse for human beings these two are. All those lives lost because of two lazy, greedy wanna be macho men. A good reason for the death penalty (which I was once against).

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Tom August 08 2014 at 10:36 AM

They were caught red handed in the carjacked vehicle. No need for a trial. A 50 cent bullet in the back of the head, push them in a hole, cover them with dirt, and move on.

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Kristin August 08 2014 at 10:21 AM

Well they obviously need the death penalty.

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hammerrama August 08 2014 at 10:53 AM

stick them to a wall and drive a suv right into them and let bleed there until dead

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byram.guy August 08 2014 at 10:37 AM

Death penalty.....today please!!

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Brian Workman byram.guy August 09 2014 at 1:32 AM

What State does the Death Penalty anymore!!

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scubaeqhp byram.guy August 09 2014 at 3:47 AM

Lots of them. I think I was Missouri executed someone within the last week.

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TAMI August 08 2014 at 10:34 AM

Fry those bastages

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aaldrew August 08 2014 at 10:20 AM

This guy is a peach. Hang him now.

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lightyrs1 aaldrew August 08 2014 at 12:02 PM

Henny Youngman...is that you? LMAO!

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hattie947 August 08 2014 at 10:30 AM

BETTER HIT REV. AL on Speed Dial; .. QUICK LY !!!!

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fleurdilisky August 08 2014 at 10:41 AM

This is the life of Savage Americans
This duo needs to tied to a utility pole
and a tank rammed into them!!!!!!!!!!!

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schlauger1 fleurdilisky August 08 2014 at 3:11 PM

Hoorah! Calm down, is my suggestion.

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