Girl who witnessed mother's murder in Pembroke Pines speaks

Anuska Dillon fatally shot by boyfriend in jealous rage

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A 6-year-old girl who was a witness to her mother's murder in Pembroke Pines spoke to Local 10 on Friday.

She described how her mother and her mother's boyfriend began arguing and how he pulled out a gun, pointed it at her mom and pulled the trigger.

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Surrounded by loved ones, 6-year-old Anylah Owens is a girl who finds herself without a mother, but in the hands of people who love her dearly.

"My mommy, she meant a lot to me," said Anylah. "She took care of me."

Perhaps too young to realize what happened, Anylah still smiles at the thought of her mother.

"We used to do a lot of fun stuff together," said Anylah.

Anylah was home the night her mother, 25-year-old Anuska Dillon, was shot by her boyfriend in a jealous rage.

A day after Dillon's death, family and friends are still trying to make sense of it all. They're also trying to raise money to say goodbye and money to help look after Anylah.

"She was always laughing and always making a joke," said A.J. Landells, Dillon's cousin. "She is someone that I'm going to miss."

Dillon was five-months pregnant when she died. Friends told Local 10 she and her boyfriend, Clifson Cerve, were together a little more than a year. They moved in together earlier this week.

Cerve led police in a chase that ended in Boca Raton. As officers moved in he took his own life.

Friends told Local 10 Cerve was overbearing in recent days, but they were no signs of violence in the relationship.

Anylah is being looked after by relatives and will soon be with her father.

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