Relatives of the family killed in a triple homicide in St. Paul over the weekend are raising money for funeral expenses.
D'Zondria Wallace, 30, of St. Paul and her two children, La’Porsha Wallace, 14, and Ja’Corbie Wallace, 11, were fatally shot on Saturday, Jan. 30, on the 700 block of Jessie Street, the St. Paul Police Department said.
A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday in connection to the shooting. As of early Tuesday, he had not been charged.
According to the Pioneer Press, before Ja'Corbi died, he told police that his mom's boyfriend shot them.
The paper spoke with family members who said D'Zondria Wallace was planning to leave her boyfriend, with family members saying the two would argue and he threatened to kill her last summer.
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According to the Go Fund Me page, D'Zondria moved from Mississippi to Minnesota last year to "better her life," adding she was full of life and wanted the best for her children.
D'Zondria had started to work, moved into her own place and was looking into schools; she wanted to be a lawyer and help minorities in need, the page says.
La'Porsha, who was known as Suga, loved basketball and wanted to play in the WNBA, with the fundraiser noting she was shy, quiet, smart, and loved music.
Ja'Corbie, who was known as Coby, enjoyed playing video games, loved his friends, was energetic and always smiling, with the Go Fund Me adding, "The love that these siblings had for each other was indescribable."
D'Zondria's cousin Moesha Whitehall started the Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for funeral expenses, saying having to plan one funeral is hard, but it's harder to plan three so unexpectedly.
"The Wallace family will forever thank you for your consideration and sympathy during this tragedy. Please continue to pray for us," the page says.
The Go Fund Me page was started Monday with a goal of raising $40,000. As of Tuesday morning, it had raised more than $34,000.