Funeral arrangements for three teens murdered at Baker birthday party

Kendel Kemone "Mone" Dorsey, Diontry Jermaine Claiborne, Marcell Ideal Franklin
Kendel Kemone "Mone" Dorsey, Diontry Jermaine Claiborne, Marcell Ideal Franklin

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - Funerals for the three teens who were murdered at a birthday party on Friday, March 28 are scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014 and Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Marcell Ideal Franklin, 15, of Zachary was a 9th grade student at Zachary High School. According to her obituary, she was a twin and the sister to four brothers.

Her funeral started at 11 a.m. at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Zachary.

Diontry Jermaine Claiborne, 18, was a senior at Baker High School. His obituary says he loved basketball, band and music. Religious services for Doiontry will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at New Gideon Baptist Church located at 2542 Balis Dr., Baton Rouge.

Services for Kendel Kemone "Mone" Dorsey, 15, of Baton Rouge will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Promise Land Baptist Church, located at 7234 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge.

The shooting happened Friday around 11 p.m. during a private party at the Baker Civic Club. Officials say Nakeydran L. Williams, 16, is being held in connection with the shooting deaths of the three teenagers.

Another victim in the shooting, Javaugn Simmons, 19, remains in stable condition.

Williams was booked into the detention center on three counts of first degree murder, one count attempted first degree murder and illegal use of a weapon following the shooting.

"After having spoken with all the different detectives, it would be my inclination right now that this matter should be tried in adult court," said District Attorney Hillar Moore.

District Attorney Moore did say if that happens, Williams would not face the death penalty because of his age. The detention hearing for the teen is now scheduled for April 14.

A security guard who was working the Baker birthday party was also arrested for illegal use of a weapon.

Police say Donnie Cavalier, 25, fired two shots into the ground of the parking lot after the shooting to try to get the situation under control. He was charged with illegal use of a weapon and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail.

A prayer vigil was held Thursday night in Baker as hundreds gathered to remember the three young victims of the deadly shooting at the Baker Civic Club.  "God promises he will bring justice, and he will bring healing," said one pastor.

Officials have estimated that there were between 50-100 people at the party when the shooting occurred.

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