Father of slain girl seeks visa to attend funeral
KEANSBURG, N.J. — The father of a slain New Jersey girl is pleading with President Donald Trump to allow him and the girl’s sister to attend the 11-year-old’s funeral on Monday.
Kenroy Smith tells the Asbury Park Press the visa application for Abbie-Gail Smith’s sister to leave Jamaica was denied and his remains in limbo. He was deported from the U.S. on a drug charge 16 years ago.
Kennish Smith says she wasn’t given a reason why her temporary visa application was rejected on Wednesday.
The State Department says it is prohibited by law from disclosing details about individual visa cases. An 18-year-old neighbour is accused of stabbing Abbiegail Smith to death. Her body was found in blanket near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg on July 13.