Services begin for Cherish Perrywinkle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Funeral services begin Thursday night for 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, who was abducted and murdered last weekend in Jacksonville. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Paxon Revival Center Church on Commonwealth Avenue.  The funeral will be at the same church Friday at 2 p.m.  Cherish will be […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

Stroller in Cherish Perrywinkle abduction/death key evidence

By Larry Hannan A missing blue, double-tandem stroller that was put into a sex offender’s van before 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle was abducted and killed is the latest development the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office called a priority Wednesday. Although police have already arrested 56-year-old Donald James Smith, Chief of Investigations Annie Smith asked the public to be […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

JSO Asking For Public’s Help In Cherish Perrywinkle Case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a baby stroller that is evidence in the kidnapping and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle. Director of Investigations Annie Smith says the stroller was placed in the van of suspect Donald Smith by Cherish’s mother when they drove to Wal-Mart but the it was missing […]

Cherish Perrywinkle’s father arrives in Jacksonville in advance of funeral

The father of Cherish Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old girl who was abducted Friday night and killed, arrived in Jacksonville Wednesday to attend Cherish’s funeral, set for this week. “No words can describe how I feel right now,” Billy Jarreau wrote in a statement his attorney emailed. “I am in shock and disbelief that my precious Cherish […]

Advocates seek prevention funds after girl’s death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In the aftermath of an 8-year-old Jacksonville girl’s abduction and slaying, Florida’s child advocates are once again asking state leaders to support child abuse prevention programs — programs like a $3 million education effort that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed last month. Cherish Perrywinkle, who police say was targeted by a registered […]

Funeral services set for Cherish Perrywinkle, 8

A viewing for 8-year-old Cherish Lily Perrywinkle will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Paxon Revival Center Church, 5461 Commonwealth Ave., Jacksonville. Funeral Services will also be at Paxon Revival at 2 p.m. Friday.  An interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville.  All services are open to the […]

Janet Adkins calls for review of sex offender laws after Cherish Perrywinkle’s death

@Mdixon55 In the wake of last week’s abduction and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, state Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, says she wants the Duval County legislative delegation to review state laws related to sexual offenders. Donald James Smith, 56, of Jacksonville has been charged with Cherish’s slaying. His arrest came 10 hours after Cherish’s […]

Contentious custody battle over Cherish Perrywinkle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The father of Cherish Perrywinkle is planning to come to Jacksonville to bury his daughter. As Action News was first to tell you, his reunion with Cherish’s mother could be difficult. Cherish and her mother were shopping for clothes the night before the 8-year-old was scheduled to fly to California for […]

Experts offer strategies to keep kids safe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Cherish Perrywinkle’s death has many parents asking how to keep their children safe. Safety experts weighed in on when the best time to talk to kids about the dangers of strangers.  “I think we can’t be too safe, I think it’s better to be safe than sorry,” said Nadia Jones.  Jones is a Jacksonville-based, […]

Questions linger over abduction response

Police arrived at the Walmart where Cherish Perrywinkle was abducted at 11:18 Friday night. It then took JSO roughly three hours to contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that they needed to issue an Amber Alert. The alert went out at 2:36 a.m. Saturday.  “FDLE began writing the script for the Emergency Alert System, […]

Cherish Perrywinkle’s classmates taking her death hard

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Boyfriend of Cherish’s mother speaks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Aharon Pearson, the boyfriend of Cherish Perrywinkle’s mother, says he has known the girl kidnapped and killed over the weekend since she was 10 months old. “She’s a wonderful girl, absolutely wonderful girl,” Pearson said. “She was so smart, she was so beautiful, she was always so happy. She was a great […]

Police, sources, media misspelled Cherish Perrywinkle’s name

The name of Cherish Lily Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed Friday night, has been spelled multiple, wrong ways in different media reports, including in The Florida Times-Union. When an Amber Alert was first sent out for Perrywinkle, it spelled her name Charish Perriwinkle. Two victim’s advocates, Ann Dugger with the Justice […]

After Cherish Perrywinkle’s death, hundreds mourn

The notes were scrawled tiny and large, hundreds of them crowding the three posters. As hundreds packed into Highlands Baptist Church on the Northside Sunday night to pray for a slain 8-year-old and her family, others signed cards with whatever encouragement they could muster. “Sorry for your loss,” one note read. “You’re an angel now.” […]

Cherish Perrywinkle’s classmates taking her death hard

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After Cherish Perrywinkle’s death, hundreds mourn

The notes were scrawled tiny and large, hundreds of them crowding the three posters. As hundreds packed into Highlands Baptist Church on the Northside Sunday night to pray for a slain 8-year-old and her family, others signed cards with whatever encouragement they could muster. “Sorry for your loss,” one note read. “You’re an angel now.” […]

Cherish Perrywinkle’s classmates taking her death hard

Here are the most recent story comments.View All The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville Source Article from http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Cherish-Perrywinkles-classmates-taking-her-death/hNYe0pv3YEmjpia24MK96g.cspx?rss=3568

Cherish Perrywinkle’s classmates taking her death hard

Here are the most recent story comments.View All The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville Source Article from http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Cherish-Perrywinkles-classmates-taking-her-death/hNYe0pv3YEmjpia24MK96g.cspx?rss=1931

After Cherish Perrywinkle’s death, hundreds mourn

The notes were scrawled tiny and large, hundreds of them crowding the three posters. As hundreds packed into Highlands Baptist Church on the Northside Sunday night to pray for a slain 8-year-old and her family, others signed cards with whatever encouragement they could muster. “Sorry for your loss,” one note read. “You’re an angel now.” […]

Police, sources, media misspelled Cherish Perrywinkle’s name

The name of Cherish Lily Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed Friday night, has been spelled multiple, wrong ways in different media reports, including in The Florida Times-Union. When an Amber Alert was first sent out for Perrywinkle, it spelled her name Charish Perriwinkle. Two victim’s advocates, Ann Dugger with the Justice […]

‘Her nightmare is just beginning,’ Somer Thompson’s mom says of Cherish Perrywinkle’s mother

Diena Thompson’s heart sank after waking up Saturday to news that Cherish Perrywinkle, 8, had been snatched from a Jacksonville Walmart. The crime, subsequent discovery of the girl’s body and arrest of a suspect brought back painful memories to Somer Thompson’s mother, nearly four years after Jarred Harrell abducted and killed the 7-year-old Orange Park […]

Man accused of abducting, killing Cherish faces judge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The registered sex offender released from jail only 21 days before he is accused of kidnapping and killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle was back before a judge Sunday morning and ordered held without bond. Ten hours after the girl was taken from the Walmart on Lem Turner Road late Friday night while shopping […]

Police, sources, media misspelled Cherish Perrywinkle’s name

The name of Cherish Lily Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed Friday night, has been spelled multiple, wrong ways in different media reports, including in The Florida Times-Union. When an Amber Alert was first sent out for Perrywinkle, it spelled her name Charish Perriwinkle. Two victim’s advocates, Ann Dugger with the Justice […]

No bail given for man accused of killing Cherish Perrywinkle

The 56-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old Friday night will not be given a chance to bail out of jail. At Donald Smith’s first court appearance Sunday, Judge Roberto Arias granted the prosecution’s request to deny Smith a bail. Smith was arrested Saturday after Cherish Perrywinkle went missing the night before and […]

Police, sources, media misspelled Cherish Perrywinkle’s name

The name of Cherish Lily Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed Friday night, has been spelled multiple, wrong ways in different media reports, including in The Florida Times-Union. When an Amber Alert was first sent out for Perrywinkle, it spelled her name Charish Perriwinkle. Two victim’s advocates, Ann Dugger with the Justice […]

‘Her nightmare is just beginning,’ Somer Thompson’s mom says of Cherish Perrywinkle’s mother

Diena Thompson’s heart sank after waking up Saturday to news that Cherish Perrywinkle, 8, had been snatched from a Jacksonville Walmart. The crime, subsequent discovery of the girl’s body and arrest of a suspect brought back painful memories to Somer Thompson’s mother, nearly four years after Jarred Harrell abducted and killed the 7-year-old Orange Park […]

Police, media misspelled Cherish Perrywinkle’s name

The name of Cherish Lily Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed Friday night, has been spelled multiple, wrong ways in different media reports, including in The Florida Times-Union. When an Amber Alert was first sent out for Perrywinkle, it spelled her name Charish Perriwinkle. Two victim’s advocates, Ann Dugger with the Justice […]

No bail given for man accused of killing Charish Perrywinkle

The 56-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old Friday night will not be given a chance to bail out of jail. At Donald Smith’s first court appearance Sunday, Judge Roberto Arias granted the prosecution’s request to deny Smith a bail. Smith was arrested Saturday after Cherish Perrywinkle went missing the night before and […]