Loved ones remember mother, daughter killed in West Palm Beach

Police said 36-year-old Kaladaa Crowell and 11-year-old Kyra Inglett were shot by 26-year-old Marlin Joseph, the son of Crowell's girlfriend. (PBSO/Crowell's family)

Family and friends gathered Wednesday to remember a mother and daughter killed by someone they welcomed into their home.

A Celebration of Life was held for 36-year-old Kaladaa Crowell and 11-year-old Kyra Inglett.

Police said they were shot by 26-year-old Marlin Joseph, the son of Crowell's girlfriend. He was denied bond on two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday.

Joseph's mother, Robin Denson, sat in the courtroom quietly crying as her son faced a judge.

For Denson, the last week has been a nightmare.

She lost her girlfriend, Crowell, and her girlfriend’s daughter, Kyra, after police said her own son shot and killed them.

Police said Joseph and Crowell had been arguing that day about Kyra's bad attitude and how she wasn't getting along with the other children who lived in the home.

Joseph’s brothers told police later that day that Joseph shot Crowell while inside the house and left her bleeding to death.

They say her last words were to one of Joseph brother’s pleading for them to call 911.

At this point, Kyra was running out the front door and that’s when police said Joseph shot her in the head and in the right forearm.

After his brother tried to fight him, they say Joseph ran inside and fired two more shots.

Brothers told authorities Joseph then took Crowell’s car and drove away, triggering a manhunt.

Five days later, Joseph’s credit card led police to him.

Federal agents found Joseph’s cousin, Javarie Williams, using the credit card at a gas station in Lantana.

He told authorities he didn’t know where his cousin was, but federal agents went to his apartment and found Joseph hiding inside.

Joseph remains locked up at the Palm Beach County Jail with no bond.

Meanwhile, Williams, who was charged with lying to police, is also in jail on a $50,000 bond.

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