Just two days to her 18th birthday, Lashonda Childs was killed by her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Trendell Goodwin.
Lashonda had tried to break up with 28-year old Goodwin, who lied that he was 20, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Moreover, Goodwin had been abusive towards Lashonda that he once bit her in the arm and it drew blood.
So, she got a restraining order from the police but it wasn’t served because Goodwin avoided it.
On the day of the incidence, Lashonda called the police and gave them her address but before they arrived, she had been shot by Goodwin.
Sadly, before the unfortunate incidence, Lashonda wrote on her Facebook page, the abuse she’s going through, including been held at gun point and not being safe even in her own house.
All jokes aside tho, everybody want a crazy nigga until he got you hiding & dodging bullets. If you see the signs don't…
Lashonda’s death has generated conversations about domestic violence and outcry on justice being served.
We should have listened to you and protected you, #LashondaChilds.
We failed you. All of our hands are bloody.
— Son of Baldwin (@SonofBaldwin) October 4, 2018
“Now you’re in a better place” people who say this shit about women being murdered by their boyfriends and husbands can get the fuck away from me. No. Their better place shoulda been HERE #LaShondaChilds
— 🌹 Felita Joy G (@FajitaJoy) October 4, 2018
#LashondaChilds story is one of MANY. domestic violence is being overlooked, mocked, and deemed as “unimportant” and it cost a 17 year old girl her life. rest easy baby girl 💕
DV Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
— òzzy (@azziebharris) October 4, 2018
no matter the gender, if someone says—or shows—that they do not want to sleep with you, date you, see you or communicate with you, your next move needs to be to respect that and move on. No one owes themselves to us.The entitlement of men, especially, is sickening #LaShondaChilds
— Maco Monthervil✊🏿🇭🇹 (@MacoMonthervil) October 4, 2018
— Tanisha Crump 😉 (@NishaLovesNike) October 4, 2018
I can't stop thinking about #LashondaChilds. That story had me fkd up since yesterday morning. This narcissistic sociopath really preyed on a child. He lied to her about his age, groomed her, abused her, stalked her and then killed her. Y'all niggas really have to do better.
— The Queen💄💅🏾💋 (@poeticnloveguru) October 4, 2018
I've been thinking abt #LaShondaChilds all day. A CHILD in an abusive relationship cried out for help on social media & was dismissed & told to "just leave."
Now she's dead & her boyfriend, a grown man, is charged in her murder.
Society doesn't value or care about Black girls.
— Victoria M. Walker (@vikkie) October 4, 2018