Moral Low Ground


14-Year-Olds Marcus Velasquez & Todavia Cleckley Allegedly Murdered Young Mom Kayla Peterson over Cigarettes

Two Pennsylvania teens implicated in the shooting death of a woman over a pack of cigarettes posed for menacing photos with guns which they posted on Facebook just hours after allegedly killing their victim.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez, both 14 and both still at large, have been charged with conspiracy to commit criminal homicide for the killing of 22-year-old Kayla Peterson of Beaver Falls.

Velasquez has also been charged with criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Police say the boys will be tried as adults in the killing.

According to police, the boys got into an argument with William Bailey, Peterson’s boyfriend, after following him home from a local convenience store around 3 p.m. on Saturday. The boys allegedly asked Bailey for cigarettes, sparking the argument that ended in gunfire when Velasquez allegedly pulled out a gun and shot across a street where Peterson was standing. The young mother was struck once in the abdomen and died around 5:25 p.m. after being airlifted to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Kayla Peterson leaves behind a 23-month-old daughter. (Photo: Facebook)

According to WTAE, Bailey held Petersen in his arms as she died, telling him that she loved him and their 23-month-old daughter.

“She didn’t even move when it happened,” Bailey said of the shooting. “She just said, ‘I can’t feel my legs.’ She wanted to lay down, so I laid her down.”

A third boy, 13-year-old Kyle Goosby, was present during the confrontation but fled when he saw the gun come out.

“He didn’t want any part of that,” Bailey told TimesOnline.

Less than 12 hours after the fatal shooting, a photo of the boys menacingly brandishing two guns; a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, was posted on Cleckley’s Facebook page. It is not clear whether the either of the guns fired the bullet that killed Peterson.

Beaver County Police Chief Charles R. Jones, Jr. said that Cleckley and Velasquez are “no strangers” to local law enforcement. “We’ve dealt with them before,” Jones told the Post-Gazette.

The two boys remained on the run as of Monday afternoon.

“They’re armed and dangerous,” Chief Jones told the Post-Gazette. “I’d like to see them off the street.”

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  1. justiceDecember 10, 2012 at 5:24 pmReply

    Its pretty obvious what the worthless parents of these scum area like..

  2. pdxr13December 11, 2012 at 11:12 amReply

    What a worthless Gamma boyfriend who can’t/won’t protect his woman (mother of his child?) from street savages. Start by leaving areas with a demographic that includes uncontrolled murderous beasts feeding at the public trough.

    This is what concealed-carry pistol permits are meant for. 9x19mm or larger, with a preference for .45 Colt with Blackhawk loads (or .44Mag with commercial ammo).

    “I have something for each of you.” -Bernie


    • Eriberto AguilarDecember 12, 2012 at 11:52 amReply

      How do you know he didn’t do anything? They asked him for cigarettes, and the woman told them to get a job. And in the blink of an eye, they’d shot her. There’s no reason to lay any blame on the guy. This is 100% the doing of the two lil’ thuglets.

  3. WalterDecember 11, 2012 at 11:43 amReply

    If Obama had a son he’d look like…

    Or can we only say that if the victim is black and attacker is light skinned enough to pass as white? I am still trying to learn the rules of the liberal-double-standard.

  4. Tyler DillonDecember 11, 2012 at 2:33 pmReply

    I wrote this book to help normal citizens survive attacks like this.

    Guns, Firearms and Weapons Guide Book For Americans: Daily Survival Tactics and Strategy: Survive Everything From Urban Predators and Gang Warfare to Nuclear War, SHTF and Zombie Apocalypse Attack

  5. aubonDecember 11, 2012 at 2:36 pmReply

    The kid is flashing guns all over his Facebook photo stream. Why wasn’t there an intervention long ago?

  6. jlastDecember 11, 2012 at 4:00 pmReply

    This is becoming epidemic. Blacks have no regard for life and now their offspring don’t either

    • Brett WilkinsDecember 11, 2012 at 4:13 pmReplyAuthor

      “Blacks have no regard for life.” You know who has no regard for life? The United States government and military, which have killed more innocent people in more countries outside our borders than any other nation on earth since the end of World War II.

      • Dave BricknerDecember 11, 2012 at 4:40 pmReply

        OK…… yer crayons in the floor and back away…………..slowly…….yer momma is calling and yer dadda is missing

        • Brett WilkinsDecember 11, 2012 at 5:26 pmReplyAuthor

          … and that means, exactly?

          • Garson MooreDecember 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm

            Actually Chairman Mao killed far more in the communist purges after WW2. None of that excuses what happened to this woman.

          • Brett WilkinsDecember 11, 2012 at 5:44 pmAuthor

            Read what I wrote. The United States has killed more people in more countries outside its borders than any other nation on earth since WWII. Mao’s purges, and his Great Leap Forward, killed tens of millions of people for sure. But they were all inside China’s borders. Ditto Stalin’s gulag repression and purges. No other nation comes anywhere close to the number the US has killed in its imperialist interventions… 1-2 million in Korea. Ditto in Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands in Iraq. The list goes on…

    • kasieDecember 18, 2012 at 9:31 amReply

      You see how worthless you are? Bringing race into this. Go read history and find out what the whites did to the people of Africa before you come here and run your leaking mouth.

  7. AllyDecember 11, 2012 at 6:17 pmReply

    It’s not just black people … Young teen’s have no respect for anyone anymore … That’s why this world is going to hell..People really need to start taking matter’s into their own hand’s .

  8. jonDecember 12, 2012 at 6:39 amReply

    Thank GOD for those GOOD PPL out there that DO CARRY ONE for protection – like that person some years ago in texas at a diner called Ruby’s where some psycho crashed into the diner and started SHOOTING INNOCENT PPL!!

    so sad no one at the movies had one to protect all those innocent ppl that night at the Batman premier…

    and ya know – this just seals the deal for me…

    i’m gettin’ a gun – and a permit to carry.

    and to be honest…

    once i’m out there with it, or even in my OWN HOME with it –

    I can’t WAIT for fate to just GIVE ME the opportunity to take some scumf**k like this one – OUT!!

  9. scopedopeDecember 12, 2012 at 11:58 amReply

    Nig Punks!

    • Brett WilkinsDecember 12, 2012 at 4:16 pmReplyAuthor

      Man, if I knew how many racists were going to come crawling out from beneath whatever rock they live under, I would never have posted this article.

  10. keepitmoistDecember 12, 2012 at 1:06 pmReply

    If Obama had a son, would he tell the world again that he would look like Todavia and Marcus?

    Where’s your neighborhood watch when you need them.

    Justice for Zimmerman, Justice for all.

  11. kmcdowellDecember 14, 2012 at 12:01 pmReply

    WGuydoes everything in this country have to be about race??? There are millions of crazy, sick people that have no theirs and others life. And not all of Them are black… The Batman guy was not black, and the guy that killed 27 people including 18 children today isn’t black either…. Stop making everything about race because at the end of the day, those faces could be if any color and any race….

  12. kayla DiazJune 17, 2013 at 9:41 amReply

    That is crazy, man… young kids nowadays! -_- I HATE WHEN LITTLE KIDS GET AWAY WITH SHIT AND ONLY GET SENT TO JAIL FOR 10 YEARS -_- WHAT IS THAT GOING TO DO?!?!?! NOTHING! They should get sent to jail forever and ever and ever and ever and ever!!! LMAOO OKAY goodbye ^-^

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