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Kalil McCoy's Family Says Her Death is Murder, Not an Accident

9:36 PM, Jul 1, 2011   |    comments
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  • Fredrick Lee Wade
  • Kalil McCoy was shot by the person she was riding with on June 21, 2011. Her body was dumped in the woods.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  An arrest has been made in connection with the death of Kalil McCoy.

Fredrick Lee Wade, 19, of Jacksonville, was arrested today and charged with manslaughter, a second degree felony. Police said Wade went to police headquarters to be interviewed Thursday, and admitted what had happened.

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McCoy, 19, was found dead June 21 after last being seen with friends at Kooker Park the preceding Sunday. McCoy's mother, Lynnette Roebuck, said McCoy did not show up for her new job at Walgreen's Monday, and when she still had not heard from her by Tuesday, Roebuck called police.

McCoy's body was found in a ditch just outside of her mother's day care business.

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"It was not an accident, my daughter was brutally murdered. It was not an accident," said Kalil's Mother, Lynnette Roebuck.

Two weeks after her daughter Kalil McCoy's body was found, Lynette Roebuck says it's still hard to believe her daughter is gone... but harder to believe what happened was an accident.

"If it was an accident, then why dump her body like trash," she asked.  

 Frederick Wade is accused of manslaughter; according to the police report Wade said a gun went off unexpectedly, with three other people in the car.

"These individuals in this crime were all known to each other, they were friends, it's a tragic incident," said JSO Lt. Rob Schoonover.

Kalil and her accused killer were friends and classmates at Andrew Jackson High School.

"We went to go see this boy play at the school. It's like, I'm rooting for this boy when he's playing football at Andrew Jackson and you have the nerve to do this to my daughter," said Roebuck.

She says Wade showed up the night Kalil's body was found, and tried to comfort Kalil's twin brother Adil McCoy.

Same person they got right now is the same person that got me up, told me it will be alright," said Kalil's twi brother, Adil.

"That's cold. To me, that's a cold hearted person," said Roebuck.

Even with Wade behind bars, Kalil's family is still having a hard time coming to terms with her murder.

"I couldn't picture it, not Kalil, not my twin. I couldn't picture it," said McCoy.  

Police continue to interview Wade and the three other people in the car that night.

And while Roebuck says she wants justice for her daughter, she also wants to be able to forgive the people responsible for her death.

"I'm not going to let this turn in to bitterness, I can't. Because if I do, I'm just as guilty as they are," she said.

er memorial is planned for July 8 and 9. 



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