NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A La Vergne High School student shot and killed while trying to buy an iPhone has been laid to rest.
Yudjy Cherubin’s mother had a message for those accused of this senseless crime.
“To the person who killed Yudjy, for me alone not for my ex-husband, you are forgiven,” Dieldrine Cherubin said. “I forgive you, and if there is anything that I could do to stop so much anger inside of you, I will do it.”
Family and friends gathered to remember the 17-year-old at Nashville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Sunday.
Every tear wiped could not bring back their brother, friend, and role model, but instead, they provided comfort and memories.
He was responding to an ad of an iPhone for sale when he was shot and killed. His younger brother and sister were in the car when the shooting happened.
“He was just so nice all the time,” Dincy Cherubin said, as he remembered happy and funny memories of Yudjy. “I remember he would always be like, ‘If you want to play the game today, you got to go clean my room.’”
As many searched for answers in this senseless crime, his mother remained strong in front of others. Through her pain, she thanked them for their support.
“Please don't cry. If you know who Yudjy is, you would not cry for his death,” she said.
She said she looks forward to the day when she will get to hold her son again.
Investigators arrested two 17-year-old boys in connection to the crime. Both have been charged with first degree murder and tampering with evidence.
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