Family Of Slain 7-Year-Old Regrets Hate Crime Claims That Led To False Accusation

The family of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes regrets calling her tragic murder a hate crime, a claim which led to a white male being falsely accused of the attack.

Young Barnes was killed in a drive-by shooting on the morning of Dec. 30, 2018. Her mother was driving her and her four sisters in Houston, TX, when a man opened fire on their vehicle. In the confusion, Laporsha Washington, Barnes’ mother, saw a white man in a red truck speeding away, and believed he was the shooter.