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Donaldsonville family remembers slain 6-year old

3 years 10 months 1 week ago July 19, 2013 Jul 19, 2013 Friday, July 19 2013 July 19, 2013 4:45 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

DONALDSONVILLE- Family members of the slain 6-year old spent the day reminiscing about their loved one, just days before her funeral.

Ahlittia North was abducted from her biological mother's home in Harvey, near New Orleans, over the weekend and found days later, beaten and stabbed, her body hidden in a dumpster.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies said Matthew Flugence admitted to the murder and showed no remorse.

Today, North's grandmother spoke about her little girl, she called, 'Lil Lit.'

"Just to think of her smile, those glowing eyes, it's like you want to see her just one last time and just hold her and tell her, you know, she's safe now, she don't have to worry about no more pain, no body touching her, I mean the way she was tortured, she was a little baby," said Chermise Henderson.

Henderson's daughter, took custody of North when she was a baby and since has allowed North to visit her mother off and on.

Before her most recent visit, Henderson said North seemed nervous to go to her mother's house.

"She was crying and I said, 'Ahlittia, why are you crying, if you want to go that's okay and we don't have nothing against you going, you can go,' and she said, 'I don't know why I'm crying,' and I just kept hugging her," said Henderson.

Now Henderson is forced to plan a funeral for the little girl, who should be entering the first grade.

Visitations begin at 9 am at the First Baptist Church of Smoke Bend near Donaldsonville with the funeral to follow at 11 am. Donations can be made at any Capital One Bank.

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