The last night she saw her friends alive, Taquisha Lorraine Sears took Yamika Murphy and Ronald Wright out to get tattoos.
Wright was the only one who got inked by the end of the night — a couple of tattooed tears under his eye to commemorate a car wreck that he survived. Hours later, he was dead, along with Murphy and another friend, Debbie Sears — all killed in a gun attack prosecutors say Bruce Strachan carried out in August 2009 out of anger that Murphy had decided to end their relationship.
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