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Miami teen shoots sister in the head after she gives him birthday hug

Martaevious Santiago (Facebook)

Martaevious Santiago (Facebook)

Martaevious Santiago, 17, pointed a loaded semi-automatic handgun at his sister Tedra King, 13, after she hugged him. They were in the kitchen, according to Miami-Dade police. He fired a fatal shot into the back of her head on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

It was Santiago’s birthday and unfortunately the death date for his younger sister.

Santiago and King were allegedly “goofing around” and her fatality was “an accident.”

Tedra King (Facebook)

He’s no stranger to gun violence.

Early last year, Martwan Santiago, 15, the teens’ brother, was shot four times while playing outside his apartment. One bullet went through his spine and paralyzed him from the waist down.

A week before Christmas, Martaevious was shot in the leg. His friend was shot in the head and survived.

“Criminally or accidentally, the carnage continues. A 13-year old middle schooler is latest victim of heartbreaking, reckless gun violence,” tweeted Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “Accidental but not acceptable. In the streets, at home, easy access to guns is, itself, indicting. How many more will it take?’ he added, using the hashtag #EnoughCarnage.”

Martaevious, who has been jailed 18 times according to media sources, has been charged him with manslaughter.


  1. A A on April 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    When you write an article and introduce a new voice, like the tweet from Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, you should introduce the speaker first before quoting. It signals to your reader a shift in perspective.

    • Justbz on April 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      I suggest proofreading two to three times before article is posted. There are pronouns in the wrong place or not removed when sentence structure changed.

  2. nosey rosy on April 29, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    this is just way to sad , i mean not only do we allow kids to watch violent videos , kids are using guns to feel impowered and show off ., his non fear of guns killed his own sister , and this is what kids in his school will be haunted forever by .. i remmber a boy in my school drowned on spring break and i never was able to live that down .