MOBILE, Ala. – Mobile police are investigating the city’s 19th homicide of the year. It happened early Friday. police say the victim was killed by her boyfriend who then set her apartment on fire.
Satori Richardson’s family is trying to make funeral arrangements and plans to care for the two children Richardson leaves behind.
Davona Tinsley is grateful for the time she spent with her daughter this weekend.
“We ate together. We got to laugh together. And before she was leaving she said bye momma, by grandmomma. But, I’m at peace,” Tinsley said.
Police said a few hours later Richardson was stabbed by her boyfriend, who then set the apartment on fire.
Richardson four year old daughter ran to a neighbor for help.
“The baby came to my door at 4:30 in the morning. I asked who is it? She said “tee-tee”. I opened up the door and said what’s wrong Teetee? I automatically burst out the door, I ran in the house and I was screaming her name, and I didn’t get know response so I walk toward the kitchen. There was smoke everywhere, and the top of stove was on and there was a shirt in the oven, so I knew something was wrong, because when I looked at the stove there was blood across the top of the stove,” Dorneshia Bendolph said.
23 year old Jamal Jackson was arrested on separate charges Friday in Gulf Breeze Florida following a high speed chase.
Richardson had just moved into the apartment building about two weeks ago. Family and friends said she was happy about the move, but they say she was having trouble in her relationship with Jackson.
“Your life is more precious than a man taking your life away from you. If you’re in an abusive relationship you’ve got to let it go. And Tori was a joyful person, she was never a sad person, she was good person she had a big heart,” Bendolph said.
Jamal jackson remained in the Santa Rosa county jail Monday. Mobile police have a warrant for his arrest for murder, and they are in the process of trying to get him back to Mobile to faces charges in Richardson’s death.