Saniyah Lawrence Wiki – Saniyah Lawrence Biography
Saniyah Lawrence’s boyfriend, 16, is now under arrest for her stabbing death. Zyaire Crumbley, 18, was charged with murder Monday night. Domestic violence activists say they are heartbroken by the case and are working to support the victim’s family.
Stephanie McGraw, executive director of a nonprofit organization called WARM, told CBS2’s Tim McNicholas that she went to the police station, introduced herself to Lawrence’s mother, and helped comfort her through that devastating night.
Saniyah Lawrence Age
Saniyah Lawrence was 18 years old.
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“We help her through her grief process and we are there for her,” McGraw said. Police said Crumbley stabbed Lawrence in the neck Sunday at an apartment on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard before fleeing.
“This was a minor. She was a girl. Her life was just beginning,” McGraw said. The victim’s loved ones held a vigil in her memory Tuesday night in Harlem. Friends and family released balloons outside the Harlem apartment building where police say Lawrence died.
“Saniyah failed. We failed her,” said Jackie Rowe Adams of Harlem Mothers Save. “Saniyah was talkative, upbeat and compassionate,” said Jocelyn Phillips, who was Saniyah’s first-grade teacher. “It’s hard to process. It’s extra hard because you remember them when they were extremely innocent and didn’t have those issues.”
The suspect was on probation when she turned herself in to police Monday after a 24-hour manhunt. “She had problems,” neighbor Courtney Kashangaki told CBS2’s Ali Bauman. Kashangaki remembers seeing the young couple often in the neighborhood.
“She had no idea, and if she had, she would have stopped me and told her something, and in retrospect, I wish I knew,” she said. The NYPD says that more than a third of all major crimes in New York City stem from domestic violence.
“This is something we unfortunately see all too often and it makes our hearts sad,” Inspector Amir Yakatally said. Police and advocates urged everyone at the vigil to speak up and seek help if they see or are experiencing abuse.