Episode | #001

How Do You Measure the Loss of a Five-Year-Old Girl?

Laylah Petersen’s mother, Ashley Fogl, and close family friend, Amanda Legler, express their questions, thoughts and feelings after the tragedy of the 5-year-old’s murder.

How do you measure the loss of a five year old girl? Laylah Christiauna Petersen was a granddaughter, a daughter, a sister, a niece, a classmate, and a best friend. Now she’s another face of gun deaths in Milwaukee. Laylah was shot and killed in November, while sitting on grandfather’s lap, in her grandparents home, reading with her older sister before bedtime. A bullet pierced the wall striking Laylah in her head. The family still doesn’t know who did it, or why.

More coverage by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UPDATE: On October 20, 2015 it was announced that three men have been arrested in connection to the death of Laylah.

You can read more about it here.



Photos provided by Laylah’s family and by Mark Hoffman of the Journal Sentinel

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