Saturday, December 01, 2007

Services held for slain father and daughter

There was mass turnout by Ethiopian community in Los Angeles today for church service in remembrance of a father and daughter slain by their own family member earlier this week. Mulushewa Tebedge brutally murdered his father and sister earlier this week in what police are calling a fit of rage brought on by history of mental illness. Church services were held at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church for 75-year-old Getahun T. Reta, while a separate service was conducted for his daughter, 33-year-old Zerfie Tebeje Getahun, at a Pentecostal Church. Some members from both congregations united following church services for meal and prayers at the Orthodox Church, recognizing the need to eulogize father and daughter under one roof. Nice to see there are those in our community who still believe transcending all else is being principled.