Mother of murder victim says scam artists are preying on her family's loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mother who has lost all of her children to crime needs your help. Cheryl Turner says a lot of people who say they are helping her may actually be trying to take your money.

Turner explained people took advantage of the kindness of strangers the last time she lost
a child and does not want it to happen again.

On Friday, someone shot and killed 28-year-old Myiesha Turner and her 3-year-old daughter Damiah White.

Two years ago, someone also murdered Turner's other daughter, Ebony Turner.

The family said soon after, people who claimed to be friends set up phony funds to "help" and pocketed all the money.

But they said this time, there is a 10-month-old baby involved who witnessed what most adults will never see.

They said he needs all the help he can get.

"We didn't see any of that money," the victims' uncle and grand uncle Kevin Turner said. "We had to use the money out of our own pockets. I think it's really bad for people to do those kinds of things."

On Friday, the killer spared the life of Turner's 10-month-old baby brother Denim. Family found him crying and crawling through the bloody scene.

"I just held him and hugged him so tight. I thought this will have an effect on him. Or what did he see?" Turner said. "When he grows up, how am I going to explain to him what happened to his mother and sister?"

To donate to the trust fund for Denim, the family has set up a fund at Arvest Bank. Donations will be taken at any Arvest location.

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