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Mother of 3 kids killed in Pa. carjacking dies

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 8, 2014 at 9:15 am •  Published: August 8, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of three children killed when a sport utility vehicle that police said was carjacked crashed into a group on a north Philadelphia corner last month has died, officials said Friday.

A Temple University Hospital spokeswoman said Keisha Williams, 34, died Thursday night at the hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition since the July 25 crash that killed Keiearra Williams, 15, Thomas Joseph Reed, 10, and Terrance Moore, 7, as they were selling fruit for a church fundraiser.

The children's funeral was held Monday. A family friend who was nearby and the woman who had been carjacked were also injured.

Prosecutors said Cornelius Crawford, 23, and Johnathan Rosa, 19, would face an additional murder charge each, totaling four counts of second-degree murder and conspiracy, as well as kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and sexual assault.

"My heart continues to break for the family and friends" of the victims, District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement Friday. "I hope the knowledge that I am prosecuting these defendants to the fullest extent of the law will give the family some sense of justice during this time of unimaginable grief."

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