The NBA legend and media personality offered to pay the funeral for three siblings who were killed Friday when a carjacking in the Tioga section of Philly went wrong, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams said, according to CSN Philly.
Here are the details on the victims of the crime:
Ten-year-old Joseph Thomas Reed, his 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams and their 7-year-old brother Terrence Moore were struck and killed Friday when a carjacked SUV plowed into the church-run fruit stand where they were volunteering on a street corner in the Tioga section of the city.
The children’s mother, 34-year-old Keisha Williams, was critically injured, and their 65-year-old neighbor Thelma Brown broke an ankle.
The children were selling fruit as volunteers to raise money for a community park.
The only shred of positive news in the horrible story is that at least the suspects are in custody. Cornelius Crawford, 23, and Jonathan Rosa, 19, were charged Monday with second-degree murder, robbery, carjacking, sexual assault and other counts. Rosa’s attorney apparently said his client wanted to atone for his crimes.
We’ve seen superstars like Derrick Rose and Floyd Mayweather Jr. offer to pay for funerals in the past, and now it’s Barkley doing the same. It’s never not a nice thing to see someone like that offer to use their fortunes for good reasons.