Funeral services for Sonja Star Harrison, 14, will be held Saturday at noon at First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 3725 Flat Shoals Road in Atlanta.
Photo: Family photo/Via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: Family photo/Via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While family prepares to bury teen, suspected gunman appears in court

While a family prepared to bury a 14-year-old girl, the man accused of killing her and her unborn child appeared in court in a jail jumpsuit.

Sonja Star Harrison was babysitting her sister’s children Nov. 19 in a south Fulton County apartment when she was struck by a stray bullet, according to investigators. Harrison, who went by Star, was struck by a bullet fired from an upstairs apartment. She was eight months pregnant and her unborn daughter did not survive, according to police.

Her daughter was due in weeks, and Harrison had a name picked out: Naomi Trinity. Harrison’s mother told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the day after her death that with one shot, her daughter and granddaughter were senselessly taken.

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The man accused of killing Harrison was arrested Nov. 22. Souleyman Diallo, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder and feticide after allegedly firing a single shot through the floor, according to police. Friday morning, a judge found probable cause for the charges against Diallo, whose case will later be presented to a grand jury. He was being held without bond late Friday at the Fulton County jail.

20-year-old Souleymane Diallo was arrested by Atlanta police and was booked on charges of murder and feticide in the deaths of a 14-year-old and her unborn baby. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

Visitation was held Friday afternoon for Harrison and baby Naomi at RW Andrews Mortuary in East Point, located about three miles from the Pavilion Place apartments where the two died. They will be buried together in a white casket adorned with pink roses.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 3725 Flat Shoals Road in Atlanta. Interment will follow at Floral Hills cemetery, according to an online obituary.

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