Man arrested, charged with killing Rihanna's cousin

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Rihanna posted several photos of Alleyne on Instagram the day after the deadly shooting and called for an end to gun violence.

Since his untimely death the day after Christmas 2017, Tanella has been sticking closer to her family. "Love you always man", she wrote at the time.

Flanked by officers that led him across the District "A" Magistrates' Courtroom, Shawayne Dashawn Williams, 23 years of White Hall #1, St. Michael stood in the dock around noon today. The date of his trial has yet to be made public.

Days after the Boxing Day killing of Rihanna's cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, a neatly clad young man appeared before the courts charged with his murder.

'Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!

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Williams has reportedly been remanded to prison until his next court appearance on January 31. It was in February that Rihanna's cousin had posted a warm message under a photo of Rihanna and himself captioning it as "celebrating the singer's 29th birthday". Every third person in Barbados carries a gun with them, the police said.

The 21-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle but eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Tanella was one half of a twin, but her sister died when they were 14-years-old, and since then according to her, Tavon has been "My twin my everything".

Rihanna had just spent the day with him the day before on Christmas, and later shared a touching video tribute in his honor.


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