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Tyler Perry Steps In To Help Family Of Mother Killed Near Atlanta

Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry lent his support to Tynesha Evans' family. She was killed Saturday morning outside a bank near Atlanta.
Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry lent his support to Tynesha Evans' family. She was killed Saturday morning outside a bank near Atlanta.
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Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support.

News outlets report Perry offered to take care of the family’s rent to stave off eviction, arrange for 45-year-old Tynesha Evans’ body to be flown to Wisconsin for burial and cover her 18-year-old daughter’s tuition at Spelman College so she doesn’t have to drop out.

Evans was killed Saturday morning outside a bank near Atlanta. Her boyfriend, 58-year-old Othniel Inniss, was arrested at the scene.

Evans was an author and a full-time health care worker. According to the family’s GoFundMe, two of her four children are still minors.

One of them, 14-year-old Shakemia Turner, called Perry “an angel on Earth.”