Bethune-Cookman University honors slain students with ceremony
Posted:Sep 23 2015 07:37AM EDT
Updated:Sep 23 2015 07:19PM EDT
Bethune-Cookman University to honor slain students with ceremony
Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday honored the lives of two students who were gunned down last week at a Daytona Beach apartment complex.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) -
Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday honored the lives of two students who were gunned down last week at a Daytona Beach apartment complex. Police say 21-year old Timesha Carswell and 19-year-old Diona McDonald were killed after getting into an argument with Carswell's boyfriend, who was living in the apartment but had been asked to move out. A third student who was injured in the shooting lost his left eye as a result of the attack.
Police Chief Mike Chitwood says Micah Parham was shot six times last Thursday by York Bodden, who fatally shot Carswell and McDonald. Bodden was later arrested in his hometown, North Miami. He was taken to Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center in Miami to await extradition to Volusia County. Officials say he hung himself in the jail cell early Saturday morning.
Carswell and Parham decided they wanted Bodden to leave the apartment, but Bodden got into an altercation with the girls which turned violent.
School staff, students and the Mayor of Daytona Beach attended the on-campus ceremony.