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February 13th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Pendleton parents say Congress has to do something on guns, vote would be 'a start'


(CNN) - The two men suspected of shooting to death a Chicago teenage girl are facing murder charges and will not get bond.

Kenneth Williams, 20, and Michael Ward, 18, went before a judge Tuesday in their first courtroom appearance concerning the killing of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who performed at a brunch before the January inauguration of President Obama.

Police earlier said that Ward, who allegedly shot Pendleton, was on probation for unlawful use of a firearm.

Hadiya's story has become a national example of the gun control issue in this country, and First Lady Michelle Obama invited parents Cleopatra and Nathaniel to the State of the Union Address last night, where President Obama strongly urged greater action.

This morning on "Starting Point," Cleopatra and Nathaniel talk in their first sit-down interview with Soledad O'Brien and John Berman to talk about the President's gun control goals, and the legacy of their daughter.

READ MORE: No bond for men accused in Chicago teen's shooting

Filed under: Gun control • Gun violence
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  1. Why should i o it

    Thanks for the great article.. Why should i o it

    February 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. bob

    yeah once again the idiot in chief misses the mark. turns up the burners on his own agenda to ban assault rifles when this girls death had nothing to do with assault rifles. assault rifles account for less than 8% of all gun related homicides. they are hardly the weapon to focus on but the administration doesn't care to do their homework. too busy trying to get popularity points using terminology that gets the attention of the idiots that voted them in. the results the give us are zip......typical liberal president. actually this idiot make jimmy carter look awesome now that i think about it.

    February 13, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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