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Community marching for Chantel

By EULENE INNISS | 7/3/2014, 3:58 p.m.
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Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, City Controller Scott Stringer, Councilman Robert Cornegy and the Rev. Taharka Robinson

In remembrance of the brutal murder of teen Chantel Petro-Nixon, community residents marched through the streets of Bed-Stuy on Saturday.

Folks marched with Petro-Nixon’s family, the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, City Controller Scott Stringer and Councilman Robert Cornegy. The rallying point was at 1605 Fulton St.

On Father’s Day 2006, Petro-Nixon, a 16-year-old honor student at Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn, left her home to fill out a job application at an Applebee’s restaurant in Restoration Plaza on Fulton Street. Petro-Nixon never made it to Applebee’s.

Four days later, Petro-Nixon’s body was found in a garbage bag in front of 212 KingstonAve. in Brooklyn. Eight years later, Petro-Nixon’s murder remains unsolved.

“Chantel Petro-Nixon was a jewel in our community,” said the Rev. Taharka Robinson of the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition. “We continue to seek justice for Chanel Petro-Nixon and the Nixon family.”