Updated: March 12, 2014 6:29AM
Donations are being collected at Robbins Village Hall and Shepard High School to cover the funeral costs for a woman and two teenagers who were murdered last week by a family member.
For reasons that remain unknown, Michael Worsham, of Robbins, shot and killed his wife, Michelle Ollie; their son, Steven Roe, 17; and their daughter, Trisdion Worsham, 15, on Feb. 2 before police found him dead on his bed, authorities said. His cause of death remains uncertain pending toxicology results, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Two other children, Worsham’s 14-year old stepson and that teen’s five-year old nephew, were able to escape unharmed from the house in the 13600 block of Pulaski Road.
The teen is a student at Shepard, and Roe and Trisdion Worsham also attended the Palos Heights school.
“While this tragedy has sent shock waves throughout the Robbins community, residents have come together to offer support to the remaining child who we consider a hero,” Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward said. “He saved his life, and he saved the life of his 5-year-old nephew.”
The funeral for three victims is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Holy Temple Cathedral, 15912 Lincoln Ave., Harvey.
Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago senior pastor Larry D. Trotter said he will make a donation, and he urged other clergymen to do likewise. The money will also be used to pay for the 14-year-old boy’s education expenses.
All checks should be written to Shepard High School. For more information, call the village of Robbins at (708) 385-8940, ext. 262.