Fundraiser To Honor Tulsa Memorial High Grad Killed In 2012

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 2:07 pm
By: News On 6

It has been almost two years since a Tulsa Memorial High School graduate was gunned down in what authorities say was a case of mistaken identity.

Saturday, March 8, friends will honor Kayla Ferrante's memory with a fundraiser for "Kayla's Kids."

Five Tulsa restaurants; Leon's, Andolini's Cherry Street, Fat Guy's Downtown, Docs and Caz's Chowhouse will donate a portion of the proceeds they earn on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to "Kayla's Kids."

Tulsa Police say gang members mistakenly thought they were shooting at rival gang members on May 26, 2012, when they killed Kayla Ferrante instead.

Edwin Daniels was charged with first degree murder in her death. His trial has been delayed several times, but is scheduled to begin on May 5, 2014.

3/8/2013 Related Story: Memorial High Students Commemorate Murdered Teen's Birthday

The Memorial High School special needs program created "Kayla's Kids" to honor the accomplishments of students in their program, their peer tutors and Kayla Ferrante.