Funeral for Double Homicide Victims

Tallahassee, FL -- November 5, 2011

Family members and friends gathered at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate the lives of Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin. People stood in line patiently waiting to enter the funeral of the two people they love. Their bodies laid in a casket in the front of the church, wide open for everyone to see.

Enchanting gospel music led the ceremony as people entered...for some it was too emotional. Nathaniel Gallon, relative of Jermaine Siplin said, "the family is doing the best they can...considering the situation."

Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin died two weeks ago at their home off of Veda Street. That night in late October, neighbors complained about loud noises and called 9-1-1. Officials showed up to find a gruesome scene inside.

Tallahassee police say they believe they were murdered.

That leaves a family without an answer as to what took their loved ones away from them. But, their Reverend says today they are at peace.

Master Prophet, L.E. Cohen said, "through a situation like this you're thinking tragedy, but on top of this the family has received strength and unity."

As Tallahassee police are still investigating this double murder, we will continue to bring you information as it unfolds.
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Tallahassee, FL---

The victims of a double homicide will be laid to rest today at a local Tallahassee Church. Funeral arrangements for Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin are set for one o'clock this afternoon at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. The two were found dead by investigators outside a home located on 2703 Veda Street on October 24th. Police say they got the call from a neighbor who heard loud noises coming from the home. We will have more details about the funeral in our later newscasts.


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  • by say what?? on Nov 6, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    To all you religious zealots - dead is still dead. You remind me of the radical Muslims, y'all just don't crash planes in the sides of buildings but you're as blind as they are.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 05:38 AM
    He was there; saving the kids that was left unharmed.
  • by Meee Location: Cville on Nov 5, 2011 at 03:48 PM
    Simple Simon, the Lord never sleeps and his work is never done. I am thankful this couple is at rest and I pray for strength for the families involved. I have never and will never doubt the Lord. While this family has had a horrible tragedy, I pray that they all turn to the Lord. He is the only one that has the answers. I also pray for the law enforcement officials during the investigation.
  • by Heaven Bound Location: Tallahassee,Fl on Nov 5, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    well simple simon, I cant wait to hear about you burning eternally, and God will show nyou who has the power.....
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      by TJ on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:53 PM in reply to Heaven Bound
      We are to pray for him, not condemn him.
  • by A.C. Location: Thomasville on Nov 5, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    Simple Simon, To answer your question as to where was the Lord during these murders, The Lord was sitting beside his Father. It is appointed that all shall die, please accept Jesus into your heart before your time comes....
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      by Dee on Nov 5, 2011 at 04:43 PM in reply to A.C.
      Amen
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      by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 04:15 PM in reply to A.C.
      Another Amen.
  • by Alexis Location: Tallahassee on Nov 5, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I pray that the Lord gives them strength to see this through. I also pray that justice will be served for the victims.
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      by Simple Simon on Nov 5, 2011 at 02:33 PM in reply to Alexis
      Um, where was the Lord during the murders. That would have been a peach of a time for the Lord to intervene. Why wait to give the family strength during this difficult time, when He might have prevented the difficult time altogether. I sure hope He wasn't asleep at the switch. Again.
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        by Val on Nov 5, 2011 at 04:19 PM in reply to Simple Simon
        He's never asleep, always caring, always watching, always listening. For everyone there is a time to die. Our choices, however, help determine the time. I pray this couple rests in peace and the murderer is found and brought to justice.
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        by for real? on Nov 5, 2011 at 07:28 PM in reply to Simple Simon
        every knee shall bow. God doesn't promise us that bad things won't happen and that we won't have trials, he does promise to be there with us and to give us comfort. you will bow sooner or later.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 04:14 PM in reply to Simple Simon
        Simon, you're an idiot. And, apparently, you've never read the Bible in entirety. Everyone dies. There are even murders in the Bible.
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        by Alexis on Nov 6, 2011 at 06:14 PM in reply to Simple Simon
        Ignorant people like you deserve to be in HELL. Im offering my condolences to the family. Im not asking for you to question me about God. You seriously need to pick up the Bible and read it. Accept my savior into you life. And you will see that you are not suppose to question what is in Gods will. Im seriously going to pray for you because Lord know you need it!!!
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          by Funny Alexis on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM in reply to Alexis
          Gosh. So much for not being judgmental like the bible instructs, Alexis. Maybe you should read that book. You know, before it is too late and all. OH! Wait! I forgot that you can be forgiven of any sin you commit. How very handy that must be.
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      by Dismay... on Nov 7, 2011 at 04:05 PM in reply to Alexis
      While you're praying, you just might want to pray for yourself as well. Personally, I don't want anyone to go to hell.
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