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Starquineshia Palmer Kills Lesbian Lover, FAMU Basketball Player Shannon Washington

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Such a sad story to write especially after just writing about domestic violence today.

Starquinesha Palmer Charged With 1st Degree Murder

TALLAHASSEE, FloridaStarquineshia Palmer, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of her girlfriend Shannon Washington, 20 a shooting guard at Florida A&M University.

Shannon Washington died early Sunday morning after being stabbed in her neck and her back.

Starquineshia was in town visiting, staying with Shannon for the holiday weekend. At about 2 am early Sunday morning the two were partying with friends when they got into a argument, it turned violent when Palmer grabbed a nice and ended the domestic dispute. Washington was stabbed in her back and neck and died later at a nearby hospital.

Shannon Washington
R.I.P. Shannon Washington

Shannon Washington is a former star player for Sarasota’s Riverview High School. She earned her All-American honors twice  at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, Ill  before she transferred this year to Florida A&M University

Palmer remained in the Leon County jail with no bail and ordered to take a drug test on Monday.

A memorial service was held Monday for Shannon Washington with students and coaches from the school in attendance.

Overcome with emotion, Florida A&M women’s basketball coach LeDawn Gibson’s words were barely audible as she tried to share memories of a fallen star whose life ended less than 48 hours after she had proven her toughness during a preseason conditioning drill.

She stated there was a lesson to be learned in this and that lesson was to hang around people with good character.

Several in the overflow crowd that packed FAMU’s Lee Hall also sobbed during a vigil Sunday night to celebrate the life of Shannon Washington, a junior college All-American who was about to begin a promising career with the Lady Rattlers.

Shannon Washington’s Aunt spoke out on facebook:

Video of  The Vigil:


Domestic Violence reeaches everyone. Not even lesbians and gays are exempt from domestic abuse.

For More info on this story visit BlackSportsOnline, family members of Starquineshia seemed to have a lot to say over there inside the comments.

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