She was a proud new mom who reportedly lost her life trying to be a good sister.
Ta’Lela Fontia Stevenson’s mom claims her 19-year-old daughter was stabbed to death while protecting her younger sister from bullies.
Jashaunte Marshall, 14, has been charged with felony murder in connection with the tragic death that took place on Sunday.
Ta’Lela mother, Alfonza Simmons, says she witnessed her daughter’s final moments near her Atlanta home.
She claims suspect Jashaunte Marshall and other girls had been bullying her 14-year-old daughter.
“She came home and told her sisters, and they just came out to say, ‘Leave her alone,'” Simmons explained to WSB-TV.
Ta’Lela allegedly told the three bullies to stop harassing her sister.
Police claim alleged assailant Jashaunte Marshall stabbed two people after a fight broke out.
An 18-year-old man named Garry Banks was treated for a stabbed arm. But sadly Ta’Lela was fatally wounded.
“They were all right here in front of my house,” Simmons mother said. “I’m, like, ‘Y’all need to move,’ but they just lashed out and my daughter was standing right here and the girl ran around and attacked my daughter.”
Ta’Lela had a promising future having recently giving birth to a baby girl. She was also accepted into an Atlanta Technical College nursing program.
“She was a bright young lady looking to get ready to make a future for herself,” Simmons added. “It’s wrong and it’s cruel and it wasn’t worth it. It wasn’t.”
“You took Ta’Lela Fontia Stevenson’s life. You took my child from me for no reason. We don’t even know your name.”
Marshall is at Fulton County juvenile detention center. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.
A GoFundMe has been made for the Ta’Lela’s funeral. So far it has raised $2,432 of its $10,000 goal.