Family and friends of 16-year-old Kalesha Williams, who was shot and killed at the Hyatt Regency a month ago, gathered at the hotel this Tuesday – not only to remember her, but also to draw attention to new details in the girl’s case
According to Atlanta police, an 18-year-old teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the murder, but Kaleshi’s family believes it is too early to consider the case closed. On December 26, 2020, “Pinky,” as loved ones called her, was supposed to go to an Airbnb holiday party.
However, Kalesha’s family then learned that another parent had paid for her to stay at the Hyatt Regency. “She’s responsible for that: she rented a room at a hotel for minors. – says the girl’s mother, April Smith – I believe she should also be punished for my daughter’s death.”
A video made shortly before the murder also raised questions for her family. In the footage, Kalesha is dancing in front of the camera, but is abruptly interrupted when someone enters the room. The girl looks surprised – but after a few seconds, the clip ends without shedding any light on the circumstances of her death.
April is sure they still don’t have a complete picture of what happened, and intends to put “all the pieces of the puzzle together.” “What happened after she made the last Tik Tok video at 12:02 when she was already dead at 12:23? I want answers,” Smith notes.