Man Charged With The Murder Of Rihanna's Cousin

By Isha Thorpe

January 4, 2018

A man has officially been charged with the murder of Rihanna's 21-year-old cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, who was fatally shot the day after Christmas. 

Bajan news publication Nation News is reporting that 23-year-old Shawayne Dashawn Williams appeared in court on Wednesday (Jan. 3), where he was charged with the violent crime.

"Alleyne was reportedly walking near his home on Tuesday (Dec. 26) when a man shot him several times before fleeing the scene," New York Daily News reports. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead after he was rushed to the hospital. 

Rihanna later mourned the sudden death of her cousin on social media. β€œRIP cousin... can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!" the singer captioned a photo of the two of them on IG. Riri also uploaded a video of her late cousin showing gratitude for being around loved ones. See those below. 

"It's nice to wake up" Be grateful for life man. #RIPTavon @merka_95

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