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Mother charged in children's deaths

Xavier Lovett Xavier Lovett
Sharesha Lovett Sharesha Lovett
Lovett home Lovett home

June 16, 2003

Sylvester- Family members are still in shock by what happened over the weekend.

"I've been trying to be strong because I've got a baby myself, and I'm trying to be strong, but its hard because we lost two at the same time," says Ketha Bailey.

The family says three year old Xavier Lovett and his two year old sister Sharesha were happy kids to everyone who knew them and to the family they were angels.

"From the whole entire family Tamari we love you one hundred percent we're behind you one hundred percent no matter what, we still love you," ads another relative.

Now the family is trying to be strong for their mother Tamari as well. They say she left the children in the care of a friend Saturday night, but when police and fireman got there only Xavier and Sharesha were inside.

The family says though she may be scared they want Lovett to tell police all she knows. "I'll always love her and she need to go one ahead and tell the truth because I know she didn't do it, and I'm behind her. My niece and nephew are already gone and I miss them already," says Lovett's sister, Melissa Hamilton.

Though the family is still waiting for answers they must do the inevitable and bury the two children. They have placed donation buckets around Worth County asking for help from the community, and they have responded.

Donations poured in as soon as buckets were put out, providing a little comfort for a family whose hearts still ache for their little angels.

A spokesman for the State Fire Marshal's Office says investigators still have a long way to go before they figure out just what happened. Lovett was not charged with setting the fire. Investigators are still looking for the person who did.

Posted at 5:40 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com