WPU Singers to perform at benefit concert for Oakwood assault victims

Peace singers vocalizing for the upcoming benefit.

By Peace Times Staff

The William Peace University Singers will be performing at a benefit concert on January 30 for the Oakwood couple who were victims of a home break-in and assault.

Earlier this month, two men broke into the couple’s home on Lane Street, just blocks away from WPU. The husband was shot and his wife assaulted.

Police arrested brothers Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall, 26, and Shabar Master Marshall, 16, a short time later and charged them with multiple offenses including burglary, kidnapping, attempted murder and attempted rape.

“Since learning of the break-in, assault and shooting at [the couple’s] residence…all of us have had a desire to help our neighbors in the wake of this terrible event,” the Trinity United Methodist Church posted on its website.

The free concert will be held at Trinity UMC, 824 N. Bloodworth St., at 6:30 p.m. An offering will be collected to help offset the couple’s medical bills.

The WPU singers will perform both sacred and secular music at the event.

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