Bianca Roberson was 18-years-old and set to go to college in the fall when she was killed in a road rage accident in June. The suspect, 28-year-old David Desper, has finally been charged with murder.
According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, Desper and Roberson were trying to merge into the same lane. After a game of cat and mouse, Desper pulled a gun and shot Roberson in the left side of her head before he sped off. Her car was found in a ditch where she was pronounced dead at the scene.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) July 2, 2017
A few days later, after a reported "dramatic manhunt," Desper turned himself in.
Finally, Desper has been charged with first-degree murder as well as third-degree murder, criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime with intent to use it criminally. The Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun used to kill Roberson was purchased legally, according to court documents, and Desper was licensed to carry.
Now, since his charging, the resurgence of this horrifying story has gotten the attention of more people who are calling for justice for Roberson whose life was cut so unfortunately short. It has also joined the conversation of gun control following the call for reform since the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
They were both trying to merge into the same lane, he got mad, pulled out the legal/registered gun sitting in his car and shot her in the side of the head. He then sped off as her car ran off into tree. She was going to college in the Fall. He doesn’t ever need to be released. https://t.co/tMOpKZXl8Y
— I Am Your Khaleesi (@TheDejaKing) March 11, 2018
In case you were wondering, #DavidDesper is that #WhiteRadicalExtremist the country should be most afraid of. He's also the poster child as to why we need #GunControlNow
#GunReformNow! We demand justice for #BiancaRoberson. Trial is set for May 21st. https://t.co/qg7cO1DB0L
— Eyes Wide Woke (@girlstayswoke) March 12, 2018
— Melissa Casey Jose (@RightMoon) March 12, 2018
Sounds like one of those responsible gun owners we've been hearing so much about.
— Bob Moyers (@mr_boeb) March 12, 2018
"This is a story of a savage and senseless murder," Chester County, Pennsylvania District Attorney Tom Hogan said.
Senseless indeed. As her family continues to seek justice, we send our love because nothing will ever be able to make up for her life cut short so senselessly.