Michelle Obama to Attend Slain Girl's Funeral

First lady heading to Chicago for services for Hadiya Pendleton

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 7, 2013 2:16 PM CST

(Newser) – Michelle Obama will attend Saturday's funeral for Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen killed not long after performing at President Obama's inauguration, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Alongside Obama will be adviser Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, also Chicagoans, reports the Tribune. No arrests have been made in the shooting, but a $40,000 reward remains. Police think the 15-year-old got shot accidentally amid a turf war between gangs.

First lady Michelle Obama bows her head during a ceremony at the Pentagon memorial in this file photo.
First lady Michelle Obama bows her head during a ceremony at the Pentagon memorial in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
This undated family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago.
This undated family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Damon Stewart, File)
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