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Road-rage victim mourned as family struggles to cope

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 7, 2017 2:19 AM
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This undated photo provided by the family of Bianca Roberson shows Bianca, who was fatally shot during a road rage confrontation Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in West Goshen Township, Pa. (Courtesy family of Bianca Roberson/DeBaptiste Funeral Homes Inc. via AP)

(West Chester) -- The brother of a young woman fatally shot by another motorist during an act of road rage in Pennsylvania says the family is grappling with the senselessness of her death.

Rodney Roberson Jr. spoke Friday at the funeral for 18-year-old Bianca Roberson. She was killed in a highway confrontation last week while still in her moving car.

More than 300 mourners attended the church service outside Philadelphia.

Wreaths of purple and white flowers dotted the church, and photographs of a smiling Bianca Roberson were never out of sight.

Roberson had just graduated high school and was planning to attend Jacksonville University in Florida this fall.

Twenty-eight-year-old David Desper of Trainer, Pennsylvania, is charged with murder in her death. His attorney has declined to comment on the charge.

An earlier story appears below.

(West Chester) -- A funeral service is set for a recent high school graduate who was fatally shot during a road rage confrontation in Chester County.

A service for 18-year-old Bianca Roberson will be held this morning at St. Paul's Baptist Church in West Chester.

David Desper, of Trainer, is charged with shooting Roberson in the head as the two tried to merge into a single lane on a highway last Wednesday.

The shooting sparked a manhunt for the 28-year-old Desper, who fled in a red pickup truck. He turned himself in on Sunday. His attorney declined to comment on the charges.

Roberson had just graduated from Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester and was planning to attend Jacksonville University in Florida this fall.

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