R&B singer Sammie is going through trying times right now and has asked the public for privacy as he copes with his mother being charged with murder.
According to an Instagram post, the singer expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased woman, Nekaybaw Collier, who was allegedly killed by his mother, Angila Baxter. He also asked that the privacy of the Collier family be respected.
“In consideration of the recent news, I would first like to express my most sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Collier,” he wrote. “I understand the severity of the allegations, but I do not have any additional information. I respectfully request privacy for not only my family, but the family of Mrs. Collier. Thank you.”
According to to Click Orlando, Sammie’s mother, Baxter has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Collier.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, said Baxter, 56, “was randomly shooting at vehicles” on January 12.
The suspect claimed she felt like she was being followed by several unknown people, which provoked her to start shooting at random cars. One of those bullets hit Collier, 27, in the left abdomen. Police officers discovered her black 2015 Mercedes Benz wrecked on North Powers Drive. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.
An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 27-year-old Nekaybaw Collier.
OCSO Homicide Detectives have arrested Angila Baxter, 56, for Second Degree Murder w/a Firearm. Baxter was randomly shooting at vehicles on 1/12 when Nekaybaw was driving in the area & was struck. pic.twitter.com/pVFSWSPF3Y
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 20, 2023
Last week, a GoFundMe page was created to assist the Collier family with funeral costs:
“Nekaybaw Iyonna Collier was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend to all who knew her. Tragically on January 12, 2023, she was taken from us as a result of gun violence in Orlando, Florida. Our lives will never be the same since we lost our precious baby girl.
“Nekaybaw was a beautiful soul who would have given the shirt off of her back to care for the people that she loved. She was kind, caring, smart, talented, and beautiful. We are deeply mourning her loss. We are raising funds to cover the costs of memorial and funeral expenses and to provide care and mental health services for her two beautiful daughters whom she loved and cherished with all of her heart.”