Hadiya Pendleton’s Father: “They Took The Light Of My Life”


The murder of Hadiya Pendleton has shaken us to the core and as her family begins to grieve their loss. Her father expressed his loss.

Hadiya had just finished her final exams at King College Prep, and was hanging out with friends from the school’s volleyball team when she was gunned down Tuesday in Harsh Park, just a week after she performed during President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities.

Hadiya’s father, Nathaniel Pendleton spoke out on the murder of his daughter to reporters and in the video below he starts off with, “they took the light of my life,”


Students and community leaders held a rally at Harsh park, distributing flyers which ask for help in finding the killer of Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago.

The loss of Hadiya Pendleton is truly heartbreaking.


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