Mom of murder victim speaks out
23-year old Geoffery Allen died Thursday morning after being beaten with a baseball bat
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - It was supposed to be a happy weekend. Becca Chessmore of south of North Platte is helping with her daughter’s wedding, set for Saturday. And now, she is also planning a funeral.
Chessmore’s son went missing earlier in the week. Law enforcement found him unconscious and beaten on Wednesday. On Thursday morning in a Denver hospital, Chessmore had to say goodbye to her son, 23-year old Geoffery Allen when life support was removed. Chessmore said doctors told her he was brain dead from being beaten with a baseball bat.
A 20-year old North Platte man, Logan Divine is behind bars as the suspect accused of murdering Allen. Chessmore says there is a history between her son and Divine, saying Divine videoed Allen as he was beaten in an earlier incident.
A gofundme page is set up if to help the family with medical and funeral expenses. Here is the link:
Here is a link to the Facebook LIVE with Allen’s mom, step-dad, and family friend Scott Schroeder who is setting up a silent auction fundraiser for the family. https://fb.watch/7mthP3SP-V/
A bank account is set up at Adams Bank and Trust in North Platte. The bank is asking people to put “Geoffery Allen” in the memo of any donations. The account is being held in the names of Rebecca and Andrew Chessmore.
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