“Nobody should have to go through this. Nobody,” Tanikia McCants said as she shook her head and wiped away tears.
It has been seven months since her 19-year-old son Tre’Von died while on a date with someone he had met on Instagram.
McCants believes her son would still be alive today if the teen would have known more about the person he was going out with that night, and now she is warning others of the potential dangers of social media.
On December 20, 2017, Tre’Von Howard told his mom that he was going out with a woman named Chanel who he had met on Instagram. Chanel had sent the teen a direct message on the social networking site. After a few weeks of messaging back and forth, the two made plans to finally hang out in person.
But what McCants says her son didn’t know was that Chanel’s legal name is Quinton Lonnel Harris.
“There is no way my son went knowingly, knowing that this was a man,” said McCants
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