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Friend remembers young woman allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend as a ‘beautiful soul’ | Carihargater

A household good friend of Darian Hailey Henderson-Bellman describes the 25-year-old girl as a “stunning soul.”

Henderson-Bellman was fatally shot inside a Brampton home Tuesday. Her 27-year-old boyfriend, Darnell Reid, is charged with second-degree homicide in her loss of life.

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“She was such a ravishing particular person,” mentioned Jennifer Vitelli, a long-time good friend of Henderson-Bellman’s household.

“She took care of individuals. She noticed the nice in folks. She was so selfless and on the finish of the day, she simply needed to ensure folks had been okay, together with Darnell.”

Michelle Jones (left) and Darian Hailey Henderson-Bellmam had an “unbreakable” bond, in line with a household good friend. (Submitted)

Henderson-Bellman’s mom, Michelle Jones, spoke about her daughter in an emotional video posted on Fb.

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“I am so damaged,” she mentioned. “She was so cherished.”

Vitelli has identified the household since she was a toddler and mentioned Henderson-Bellman and her mom had a really particular bond.

“The connection between the 2 of them was simply unbreakable and now she’s misplaced somebody so expensive to her coronary heart.”

Reid has historical past of home violence, firearm offences

The deadly taking pictures occurred simply weeks after Reid was conditionally launched following an arrest in reference to a firearms offence earlier this yr.

He was arrested for possession of an unlawful firearm in Could, Peel Regional Police mentioned Friday.

Police mentioned Reid had often ignored his bail circumstances and continued to possess unlawful firearms, however was nonetheless launched again into the neighborhood with a GPS monitoring system after solely six days in custody.

On the time of the taking pictures, he was additionally topic to an interim judicial launch stemming from a earlier home violence incident between himself and Henderson-Bellman.

Police mentioned Reid had been arrested on 4 separate events for breaching the phrases of his bail by contacting her.

Peel police Chief Nishan Duraiappah expressed anger on the determination to launch Reid given his prior unwillingness to abide by his launch circumstances.

He referred to as the choice a “full failure of our justice system to guard [Henderson-Bellman].”

Peel police Const. Heather Cannon mentioned there’s solely a lot officers can do.

“As soon as we put [a matter] earlier than the courts, it is out of our arms,” she mentioned.

‘The entire system has to alter’

“It is horrifying,” mentioned Judy Rebick, a author and feminist activist.

“This man was a strolling instance of who was at prime danger of killing his associate,” she mentioned. 

“In 2020, a decide would not know sufficient about male violence towards ladies to let somebody with this file go.”

Rebick believes the whole legal justice system wants a change.

“There nonetheless shouldn’t be sufficient consideration and understanding of male violence towards ladies and which means the entire system has to alter,” she mentioned.

Vitelli mentioned she’s “disgusted” to know that Reid was launched regardless that she believed he posed a risk to Henderson-Bellman.

“They knew that she was scared for her life,” she mentioned. “They knew that he had firearms.”

“What number of gun costs does a man must have to ensure that him to remain in jail, understanding {that a} 25-year-old lady who has her complete life forward of her is in peril of this man?”

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