Road Rage River Arrested for Killing Black College-Bound Teen
Let’s take a trip down memory lane. At the age of eighteen, what were you doing? Many of us were graduating from high school, searching for good-paying jobs, and sorting through college mail from universities nationwide. In society, at the age of eighteen, you are no longer considered a minor. In most households, this is the age we’ve all been waiting on to “do what we want” as we’ve been told for so long that the same rules would no longer apply.
In West Chester Pennsylvania, Bianca Roberson was much like the average eighteen-year-old. She had just graduated from Bayard Rustin High School with plans to attend Jacksonville University in the fall. She wanted to major in criminal justice and eventually work for the FBI. She and her family were overjoyed about her future endeavors. However, this teenager’s dreams were cut short by an incident of road rage gone wrong.
I’m sure we can all attest to some road rage in our years of driving experience. From slamming on the brakes to reckless driving and even to something as simple as a missing turn signal. We’ve all been shaken up or even angry enough to yell multiple bad words despite the fact that the other car could hear nothing of what we said.
Instead of cursing a little and continuing on with his day after struggling with Bianca to merge into the same lane, 28-year-old David Desper continued to struggle with Bianca for the spot in the lane. Not only was he persistent in his force, Desper reached nearby, grabbed a gun, and shot Bianca in the head, instantly killing her. Bianca’s car then veered off the road into the woods and Desper continued to ride on the shoulder of the road until he was able to flee the scene.
On July 2 at 2 a.m, Desper turned himself into the authorities and was placed under arrest. He has been charged with first and third-degree murder charges as well as reckless endangerment and possession of an instrument of crime.
Diana had just left the mall, shopping for clothes for college with her grandmother.