Politics

Omarosa Grieves for Brother; Domestic Violence Claims Another Victim

Wed., Oct. 12, 2011 4:15 PM EDT
by Kathleen Cross

Reality television star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth has released a statement regarding the recent shooting death of her brother, Jack Manigault.

Jack Manigault, 40, was killed in his home on Oct. 9 when a man burst into the bedroom where he and his girlfriend were sleeping and fired several shots.

Marco Cardenas

“Manigault was home with his 34-year-old girlfriend when the woman’s former boyfriend, 22-year-old Marco Cardenas, forced his way into the house past two juveniles and entered a bedroom where Manigault and the woman were sleeping,”  according to the Youngstown Vindicator, citing police reports. “Several shots were fired, and Manigault ran from the room and collapsed with a gunshot wound to the head.”

Omarosa said in an Oct. 10 statement, “We thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of support surrounding the tragic death of my brother Jack. Right now it is an extremely difficult time and we ask that you allow the family privacy to grieve and make all necessary arrangements.”

Jack Manigault had a history of legal troubles, including a prison sentence for aggravated assault and arrests on weapons and drug possession charges, but Omarosa said in her statement that he had “turned his life around.”

“My brother was so special to us! We loved him unconditionally. And we were so proud of him when he turned his life around and gave his life to God two years ago,” she said.

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