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Fonda Gandy, 41, Was Murdered By Teen She Tried To Help

The teen’s girlfriend allegedly saw him shooting at Gandy before he turned the gun on her.

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Fonda Gandy Murder

A Florida woman was reportedly helping a teenage boy and his girlfriend, but their union would prove to be fatal. On Sunday (January 31), police responded to a home near Ocoee and found 41-year-old Fonda Gandy shot. Another woman at the scene, later identified as the girlfriend of the shooter, managed to flee to safety after police claim 16-year-old Michael Lecorn opened fire. According to multiple reports, Lecorn and his girlfriend began dating sometime in Fall 2020, and after he got into an argument with his relatives, he moved in with her and Fonda at their home.

Fonda Gandy Murder 1On the evening of the shooting, Lecorn’s girlfriend reportedly told police that she’d just returned home from work and made her way to her room. Lecorn was with her before saying he had to leave to go to the restroom, but suddenly, the girlfriend heard “two pops” and Fonda say, “What the hell?” Five more shots reportedly followed. Fonda was said to have been sitting on an air mattress in the living room area when Lecorn’s girlfriend alleges she saw him firing shots. Then, Lecorn allegedly turned his gun on his girlfriend and she ran to safety.

A witness told authorities that Lecorn received the firearm used in the shooting from a friend just days prior.

Immediately, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office asked the public for help in locating Michael Lecorn and soon, the teen was in custody. It’s reported that Lecorn shot and killed Fonda following an argument, but why they were reportedly at odds hasn’t been shared at the time of this publication.

“When I joined the Army and learned that my wife was expecting our first child, my mom stepped up and took time off work to support my wife and I in starting our new family while I finished my basic training and AIT,” Fonda’s son Jarvis Scott wrote on a GoFundMe page. “At 23 years old, I never thought I would be starting the new year with burying my mom. If you could help me with anything to cover funeral expenses that would be greatly appreciated.”

Fonda Gandy Murder 2Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

“My baby brother just got murdered last year, May. And then my daughter just got murdered the beginning of the year. It’s unreal,” Fonda’s father, Anthony Gandy told reporters. “It just can’t be real.”

If you would like to help Fonda Gandy’s loved ones during this time, you can visit the family’s GoFundMe page here.

Please share this story about Fonda Gandy as authorities bring closure to her senseless murder. She is our sister and her life matters.


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Jessica Edwards: Police Rule Missing Mother’s Case As “Suspicious”

She was last seen getting into a car with an unknown person.

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Jessica Edwards Missing

It was on Sunday (May 9) that 30-year-old Jessica Edwards went to visit her mother in East Hartford, Connecticut. There didn’t seem to be anything strange about their time together and she reportedly made it back home because her husband claimed that on Monday, he saw her leave their residence around 7:00 a.m. Jessica allegedly got into a car with people he described as her “friends,” and it was assumed that they would be taking Jessica to the Hartford Hospital where she had a training session. No one has seen or heard from Jessica Edwards since. (more…)

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