September 27, 2022

Young Mom Fatally Shot While Picking Up Son From Babysitter

A 25-year-old was shot and killed whereas choosing up her 1-year-old son from the babysitter. {The teenager} linked to the capturing has been arrested.

Beverly Lambert was shot twice at the back of the top in Morris, a metropolis in Illinois. After she was killed, the suspect allegedly stole her car, fleeing the scene.

A 16-year-old was arrested in connection to the capturing and charged with six counts of six-degree homicide. The suspect is being tried as an grownup on account of his felony background.

He’s been recognized as Cortez Rice.

Jason Helland, Grundy County State’s Lawyer, confirmed in a press convention that Rice was within the space on the time of the capturing and requested folks for rides earlier than allegedly stealing the sufferer’s automobile to flee. It’s unclear if he requested Lambert for a trip earlier than he shot her.

“The shock value of something happening to a 25-year-old woman in Grundy County is that it not only impacts the victim’s family, it impacts the entire community,” Heland stated.

A GoFundMe to assist Lambert’s household and her younger son has been began. She graduated from Tennessee State College in 2019.

An in depth good friend of Lambert’s described her as “focused.” “She was always focused on advancing herself, and now that she has a son, she wanted a better life for him.”

The investigation is ongoing, and Rice is being held on a $5 million bond. He’s anticipated to court docket on August 18.