On March 16th, 2019 news of a tragic event sent waves through the Spelman community. 45-year-old Tynesha Evans was shot and killed by her boyfriend in broad daylight. Evans was getting money out of an ATM machine.
Her daughter is Sharadiant Turner, a freshman at Spelman College. She was the last person to see her mother alive. Turner is now left to pay for funeral costs to bury her mother and to help support her younger siblings.
Turner is a ray of sunshine who is active in the Spelman College community. She is the hall queen for Abby Hall, her freshman dorm. She was also recently elected to be the sophomore class treasurer as well.
“I wanted to get groceries and next thing I know, I come out and my mom is gone. She promised to be right back but something went wrong,” Turner said in an interview with Channel 2 Action News
Turner and her two sisters also discussed how they never noticed any signs of physical violence in her mother’s relationship with her boyfriend, Othneil Inniss. Inniss was arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Inniss, a former Fulton County school bus driver was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning. According to Channel 2 Action News, his first hearing was reset due to a health issue
Turner and her sisters have created a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses and to help support her family. The campaign has currently reached $40,079 out of the $50,000 goal. If you are able to assist the family please donate via the GoFundMe page.