Zion home invasion victim’s sister and police say she was innocent

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ZION, Ill. -- Authorities in the northern suburbs will soon bring charges in a February murder. At the same time the sister of the victim wants to clear the air about what happened.

The sister of Kaleah Beville is angry. But more importantly she wants to clear up the confusion surrounding how her sister died.

Katrina Anderson has fond memories of her younger sister.

“She was a very fun person, very fun loving, big heart, she wanted to be a chef,” Anderson said.

Beville was undergoing treatment for sickle cell disease.

“Sickle cell is a fatal disease,” Anderson said. “And I always felt like if she did die young, that it would be something from sickle cell. I never imagined that she would be shot five times in her own home and die.”

Beville was one of three people shot February 16th during a home invasion in Zion. She was airlifted to the hospital but died the next day. News reports earlier this week mistakenly claimed Beville was killed after she was flashing money on social media that she had supposedly won in a lawsuit.

After getting dozens of calls, her sister quickly took to Facebook to set the record straight.

“She didn’t win a settlement, she wasn’t flashing money on social media, she wasn’t even a person who used social media a lot,” Anderson said.

Zion police confirm Beville was an innocent victim. And that it was actually a young man who was in the house with Beville at the time who actually got on Snapchat flashing the money. Investigators say he was the intended target of the armed robbery. He and his mother were also shot but both survived.

25-year-old Zavian Wells has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Anderson wants to set the record straight and clear her sister’s name.

“Nobody is perfect, but I know my sister and I know that that’s not the type of person she was and I don’t want people to read that and think like well maybe she deserved to die .”

Wells will be arraigned Thursday. He is also facing home invasion and aggravated battery charges.


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