Friends of a slain 13-year-old Spotsylvania girl are trying to raise money for her funeral.
Kayla Reynolds was shot in the head and killed while on her front porch in the 11900 block of Belfonte Road early Tuesday morning. Her 19-year-old pregnant stepsister, Amber Barnett, was also shot, police said. She was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Kayla’s father, Earl Wayne Reynolds, 44, was arrested in the shooting. He was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Lewis Hague, a relative, told News4 that Kayla accused Reynolds of using crack, causing him to lose control.
Kayla Reynolds’ friends and neighbors are asking that the public contribute to a memorial fund set up to pay for the 13-year-old’s funeral service and burial costs.
She was a student at Post Oak Middle School. Principal Keith Wolfe said counselors will be available for students to talk to at the school. A banner will be placed in the cafeteria for students to express memories of Kayla.
News4’s Julie Carey reported that the girls’ mother died five years ago.
Earl Reynolds, also known as Butch, was in court on Thursday on unrelated charges, officials said.
He was previously charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license, officials said. After being jailed for not showing up to court, officials said Earl Reynolds was released on bond and told to show up to court this Thursday on those charges, officials said.
Memorial Fund Information:
Kayla Reynolds Memorial Fund
5101 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Contact: Carlos Longo