Sunday, March 19, 2017

Philly: 'Half Of Me Is Gone': A Month On, A Mother Mourns Two Sons Murdered In East Mount Airy

By Philly, March 16, 2017

Valentine’s Day was Maria Yelverton’s favorite holiday.

She’d flood her house with pink decorations, from the ceilings to her front windows. She’d pack candy in Chinese takeout containers for her five children — Snickers bars, Butterfingers, Reese’s cups. She loved celebrating love.

“That day was just special for me,” she said.

But this year, on Feb. 10, Yelverton’s mother died from heart trouble.

And six days later,  two of Yelverton’s sons were shot dead outside a cousin’s home in East Mount Airy.

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