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Eau Claire student allegedly killed by father to be awarded posthumous degree

Sha'Neal Brown poses for her senior photo.
Sha'Neal Brown poses for her senior photo.(Richland County School District One)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 10:22 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 10:44 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Richland County School District One has announced that Sha’Neal Brown who was allegedly killed by her father, will be awarded a posthumous degree from Eau Claire High School.

A seat will be reserved for Sha’Neal and her name will be called at the graduation ceremony.

School officials said Sha’Neal had also received an acceptance letter from Morris College.

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Funeral services were announced for Sha’Neal Brown and her grandmother Jessie Brown. They will take place on Saturday, May 21, at Progressive Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, located at 2222 Barhamville Road Columbia, SC 29204.

A GoFundMe was started to help cover funeral expenses by the family. It is linked here.

Richland County School District One made a statement Friday about a student who was allegedly killed by her father.

Hours after officials announced the arrest of a man for stabbing and killing his mother and teenage daughter, school district officials announced that the 18-year-old victim, Sha’Neal Brown, was a student at Eau Claire High School.

Neshunda Walters, the Principal at Eau Claire said the following about Sha’Neal:

Everybody knew her. She was a well-known student who was well-liked and involved in several service and extracurricular activities. She assisted in the school counseling office and in the library, and she was a special assistant and mentee to our school social worker. She was also a member of our marching band’s dance team and a member of the Shamrockettes girls mentoring group. Our hearts are truly broken.

Friday morning, Sheriff Leon Lott announced Rafael Brown has been charged with two counts of murder.

Sheriff Lott: Man charged in stabbing deaths of teenage daughter, mother in ‘domestic situation’
Sheriff Lott: Man charged in stabbing deaths of teenage daughter, mother in ‘domestic situation’(Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

According to deputies, a ‘domestic situation involving a weapon’, occurred at a home in Columbia on the 100 block of Haverford Drive around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

When deputies arrived on the scene, two people were found dead inside the home. Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford identified Jessie Brown, 83, and Sha’neal Brown, 18, both of Columbia, as the deceased.

Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford identified Jessie Brown, 83, and Sha’neal Brown, 18,...
Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford identified Jessie Brown, 83, and Sha’neal Brown, 18, both of Columbia, as the deceased.(Brown Family)

Deputies said Thursday that Brown was detained at the scene. He was booked into Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, where he remains.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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