Blytheville mom demands justice after daughter's death

Blytheville mom demands justice after daughter's death
Family of Adline King
Family of Adline King

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Adline King's mother spoke with Region 8 News after her daughter was killed in a deadly shooting Saturday.

Adline was the only victim that died in a feud that sent 11 other people to the hospital.

Police are still investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to please come forward.

Adline's mother, Arnida King, wants justice for her daughter who she says was a loving, caring and sweet young woman who did not deserve this.

"She was loving to everybody, she would give you the coat off her back," Kind said.

King said her daughter was killed over a misunderstanding.

She told Region 8 News her daughter spoke to another woman's boyfriend before the fight broke out.

"I had fourteen children and one is gone because she said hello, to some thugs," King said.

King said the Blytheville Police Department has not spoken with her yet but she would like to talk to them for her daughter's sake.

"The police department is good people but please come talk to me, I may be distraught but when I have to fight for my kids I will open my mouth," King said.

On Sunday, police addressed the shooting during a news conference at  the police department.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said they are cracking down on gun violence in Blytheville to help protect the city.

"From now on gun violence results in a trip to the penitentiary," Ellington said at the conference.

Prosecutors and police are asking people to come forward and help them catch the shooters.

Chief prosecuting deputy for Mississippi County, Curtis Walker, said the town can improve if the citizens just step up and help the police.

"We are asking and I am pleading because Blytheville is worth saving, it's time now to spot talking about it and lets be about it," Walker said.

For now, King wants everyone to know her daughter had a kind heart and did not deserve to die this way.

"She was a good girl and she died for nothing, unnecessary," King said.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android