Family searches for answers in couple's slaying
George Ashley, Brittany White found shot to death in car
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Another family affected by the violent string of murders this past week is pleading for any information in the deaths of a young couple.
George Williams Ashley, 26, and his girlfriend, Brittany Shantel White, 21, were shot to death while in the car with their 10-month-old baby on Wednesday.
Ashley's family said they don’t have any idea why someone would kill the couple.
The family arrived from Atlanta to lay Ashley to rest. His mother, Theresa Pollard, said it is very unexpected and that her son had chosen his friends wisely.
She said her family is joining the many families that are grieving this week because of the violence.
Family members said the one positive thing in the whole situation is that the couple’s child is safe and is doing well.
Ashley has two other daughters that he left behind: an 11-year-old and a 4-year-old. Every member of Ashley’s family said he was a caring and loving person, and that there would be no reason that anyone would want to hurt him.
The family said they are hoping this weekend’s pledge by city leaders will help turn this all around, helping to find out who is responsible for the murders.
“You took a life that was not yours," Theresa Pollard said. "You took two lives that were not yours to take, and there has to be justice. I know your heart has to be cold, it’s not fair, it’s not right to us.”
“He left three small girls, three little girls that look just like him," said Bianca Pollard, Ashley's sister. "All of them look like him, and he was a good man. He didn’t do nothing to nobody but be there for everybody.”
Ashley’s mother is pleading for any information in the death of her son and his girlfriend.
“We thank God that she was spared and it has to be for a reason," Theresa Pollard, Ashley's mother, said. "She lost her parents and we lost our son and that’s two people that she will never get to see again.”
MAD DADS is also backing the cause to find out who is behind all of the unsolved crimes that have happened.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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