Family, friends remember 15-year-old stabbing victim

(Corey Welch/WPRI)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A memorial took place Sunday afternoon for a 15-year-old teen who was stabbed to death in Providence Saturday.

Friends and family members gathered at the scene of the fatal stabbing on Julian and Amherst Streets.

Police identified the victim Sunday as 15-year-old Jaheim Carter. He was stabbed after some kind of altercation around 1:15 p.m. Saturday and died at the hospital.

Eyewitness News spoke with Carter’s grieving mother on Mother’s Day, one day after her youngest son was killed.

“I’m numb,” Carter’s mother Majeita Carter said. “I don’t have any feelings right now.”

Carter’s sister, Jazmine Carter, remembers her brother, one of nine siblings, as being “well known and liked by everybody.”

“He was a good kid,” said Majeita. “He liked to play basketball, liked to ride bikes, liked to be with his family, his brothers, his sisters, his niece, his nephews. He was just an all around good kid and his life was taken too soon.”

Nobody has yet been charged in Carter’s death, but several people have been questioned by police, according to investigators.

Carter’s mother says she wants justice for Jaheim.

“I want the people who did it to spend the rest of their lives in jail.,” she said. “I want them to suffer the way me and my family are suffering right now.”

A GoFundMe page has been started to raise money for Carter’s funeral expenses.