Community raises money in Oakland for family of slain toddler


It's been more than two years since 23-month-old Hiram Lawrence Jr. was struck and killed by a bullet that was fired during the making of a rap video in West Oakland.

Saturday's proceeds from a car wash went towards a scholarship for Hiram Junior's new sister.

"It just feels good to know that my new baby, you know, is in peoples' prayers and in their hearts for them to give her a scholarship to better her life in the future," said Hiram's mom, Brittany Houston.

A 17-year-old gang member is facing the death penalty for Hiram Junior's death.

Testimony revealed the teen fired because the video being filmed disrespected his gang.

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