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High School Principal Set Up Fund To Help Pay For Funeral Of Family Killed By Husband

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Donations are being collected for the funeral costs of the mother and two teens killed by their father in their Robbins home on February 2.

A fund established by Shepard High School Principal Josh Barron and the Village Board of Robbins will also go toward the education of the 14-year-old who, along with his 5-year-old nephew, escaped his stepfather’s February 2 shooting rampage.

The 14-year-old and his deceased siblings, 15-year-old Trisdion Worsham and 17-year-old Steven Roe, were students at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Ill., according to a press release sent out Sunday night, which referred to Trisdion as “Trisha.”

“While this tragedy has sent shockwaves throughout the Robbins community, residents have come together to offer support to the remaining child who we consider a hero,” Village of Robbins Mayor Ward was quoted as saying in the press release. “He saved his life, and he saved the life of his 5-year-old nephew.”

About 10:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Michael Worsham, 43, a security guard for Thornton Township High School District 205, shot his wife, Michelle Ollie, 42, along with their two children, Roe and Trisdion, at the house where the blended family lived before dying of an apparent heart-attack.

“I cannot imagine what could bring someone to such a dark place where they believe they need to take the lives of his whole family,” Robbins police Chief Mitchell Davis said during a news conference the day after the attack in the 13600 block of South Pulaski Road.

After struggling with Worsham, his 14-year-old stepson escaped the house, grabbed his young nephew and called out to his sister, Trisdion, police said. A witness said all three initially escaped, but Trisdion was shot and killed by her father after he grabbed her and dragged her back inside.

The funeral for Ollie, Roe and Trisdion will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Temple Cathedral in Harvey.

Donations are being collected at Robbins Village Hall and Shepard High School in Palos Heights. Checks should be written to Shepard High School, according to the press release. For  more information, the public can call the Village of Robbins at 708-385-8940 ext. 262.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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