2. Teen dies after shooting herself in the head

There are 11 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Jan 6, 2011, titled 2. Teen dies after shooting herself in the head. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

An 18-year-old girl is dead after she reportedly shot herself in the head. We're told Meyhante "Mimi" Townsend and 18-year-old Jovante Darling were at a home on Martin Luther King in Clearwater early Thursday morning.

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SONYA -CLANCY-MOORE

Tuscaloosa, AL

#1 Jan 7, 2011
MIMI WAS NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WOULD CAUSE HARM TO HERSELF. SHE WAS A BEATIFUL PERSON INSIDE & OUT.I AM HER COUSIN FROM ALABAMA AND I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR EVERY ONE ENVOLVED IN HER DEATH"SOMEONE ANYONE THAT WAS THERE NEEDS TO BE TRUTHFUL ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN TO MEYHANTE SHE DID NOT DESERVE THIS PEOPLE ARE TELLING US ON THIS END THAT JAVONTE TOOK A SHOWER AFTER LEAVING THE ROOM,AND THAT SHE RECORDED HIM ON HER PHONE THREATNIING HER.PLEASE GIVE HER PARENTS,HER FAMILY CLOSURE.DONT ALLOW THIS TO GO UNPUNISHIED IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IF THIS WERE YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE YOU WOULD WANT JUSTICE!!!! AND WE WANT IT FOR MEYHANTE "MIMI" TOWNSEND.
Sydney

New Port Richey, FL

#2 Jan 8, 2011
This is a sad situation and people need to tell the truth. I will pray for this family and hope their blessed.
Tonya

Tampa, FL

#3 Jan 8, 2011
I am sorry for your loss, I was a bit puzzled as to why they ruled it accidental so quickly as I do not know the whole story but as a police officer, I can tell you that they would be able to determine which one of them had the gun powder residue on their hands. If she did do it, then they will find it on her hands, and if he did it, then they will be able to tell. I dont think that they would have let a known felon leave so easily if he had anything to do with it. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers
Sonya -Clancy- Moore

Tuscaloosa, AL

#4 Jan 8, 2011
In response to your comment Tonya I am puzzled as to why he was released PERIOD !!!!! A known Felon in possession of a firearm,his firearm he should still be a sitting duck. What kind of laws does your city have.To my knowledge the young ladies resident where this occurred this is not the first time she has been involved in this type of criminal act. She said he took a shower after he left the room ??????? We appreciate your prayers but we also would like the truth and JUSTICE!!!!!
Mimi

Bradenton, FL

#5 Jan 14, 2011
Very sad. Prayers go out to family.
Shayyy

Clearwater, FL

#6 Feb 9, 2011
Mimi , Was My Friend We All Knoee Mimi wasnt qone jus shoot herself for No reasonn.. She Had A Life Planned Ahead of her , And SHOOTING HERSELF WASNT ONE OF THEM , SO thee news people need to get there facts straight..
I Miss My Friend So Muchh !!!<3<3
Ms Keep it 1000

Clearwater, FL

#7 Oct 22, 2011
No disrespect but i dnt feel that jay did this at all. why stay at the crime scene until the police arrive. Jay was a sweet person.Com e on now people just becuz hes been n trouble with the law before he a murderer!!! bull.
hjkkh

Covington, GA

#8 Sep 26, 2014
First my sister did not shoot herself, that dumb A hole jovante was playing with a gun in front of her face and she told him to stop, there was people in the room that know the real story and I truly hope they come forward because still to this day it has been a unsolved murder.
hjkkh

Covington, GA

#9 Sep 26, 2014
plus the so called friends of hers try to help him cover it up they found a bleach bottle and bloody rag they used to help him clean up, some friends. I told her not to go over their the night before and now we have to deal with her not being here. when I want to see her I cant, I have to remember that tragic day when I lost my sister.
Heart

United States

#10 Sep 26, 2014
Sad
FAM_FEDLIFE

Spring Hill, TN

#11 Dec 5, 2014
Just cause jovante had a record do mean sh!t just cause y'all are her family don't mean y'all know everything tht happened in her life stop blaming on others and take a minute to look in the mirror

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