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Sister speaks after Huntsville teens charged with woman's murder

Investigators believe Charity Fennell was robbed and murdered after meeting two teens on social media when she drove from Decatur to Huntsville to buy drugs from them.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 5:21 PM

The sister of a woman involved in a deadly drug deal shared her family's loss with WAAY 31.

"They were aiming to kill her. It seemed like it to me. It didn't have to go like that at all," said Danielle Gill.

Investigators believe Charity Fennell was robbed and murdered after meeting two teens on social media when she drove from Decatur to Huntsville to buy drugs from them.

17-year-old Hassan Erskine and 18-year-old Terran Burt are both charged with capital murder.

"Drug deal gone wrong. I would have been okay with her going any other way," said Gill the victim's sister.

She told WAAY 31 she's still having trouble understanding why two teens lured her older sister Charity Fennell to a vacant home on Williamsburg Drive and then shot her in the head killing her.

"Why? Why would you do it? She wouldn't hurt anybody. There was no sense in all that. You took somebody's best friend, sister, wife. You didn't have to do that," Gill said.

Fennell leaves behind a wife and two young stepchildren, according to Gill.

"She was only 27. She had just got married. She had two kids that loved her. She left behind nieces and nephews that won't even remember her because they're so young. It's just crazy," she said.

Police said Fennell met the two teens at a vacant home on Williamsburg Drive in north Huntsville after meeting them on social media.

"Y'all didn't have to do that. You all ruined your lives and you all ruined our lives. You all didn't have to do that," Gill said.

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