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Cleopatra Pendleton - Hadiya Pendleton's Mother is Michelle Obama's Guest at SOTU

By Staff
Feb 12, 2013
Hadiya Pendleton

Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in Chicago only days after she returned from Washington, DC where she performed during the festivities held the week of President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Her mother, Cleopatra Pendleton has been invited to the State of the Union by Michelle Obama and Mrs. Obama attended Hadiya's funeral on Saturday.

Hadiya was a 15-year old high school student, and the young girl was a majorette who had performed during the weekend of Obama's inauguration in Washington.

She was shot in the back while standing with friends in a Chicago park.

Despite incredibly strict gun laws, Chicago is a killing field for gangs.

Chicago had 500 murders last year and in this case, it appears an innocent young girl was gunned down by gang members.

The SOTU is due to be delivered by the president on Feb. 12, 2013 and he is expected to use her death to call for even more gun restrictions.

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