Detroit police deliver Christmas gifts to children of woman murdered by her fiancé


Detroit police adopted three little girls for the holidays after their mother was murdered in the fall.

On Wednesday, officers dropped off Christmas gifts for 3-year-old twins Deleah and Jalina and 11-month-old Talaya. The girls live with their grandparents after their mother Raven Coleman was murdered by her fiancé the day after Halloween.

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“I know I have to be strong for my grandkids and everything, but this has really turned my life upside down,” said Rodney Coleman, the girls’ grandfather and Raven’s father. “We deeply appreciate that, especially at the time and time we are going through right now.”

Captain Tonya Leonard-Gilbert said Chef James White, who spent the day handing out gift cards at a Meijer, wanted to make sure the Coleman family knew they had support.

“He wanted to make sure Grandma and Grandpa knew we still loved them. neighborhood liaison officer, as well as several other members of the community,” Leonard-Gilbert said.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the US National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Turning Point provides resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence. There is also an emergency shelter in Macomb County. Call the Turning Point 24-hour helpline at 586-463-6990.

The state also provides resources and First step provides help


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