Slain girl's father pleads with Trump for visa for funeral

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Posted: Jul 21, 2017 11:33 AM

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — The father of a slain New Jersey girl is pleading with President Donald Trump to allow him and the girl's sister to attend the 11-year-old's funeral on Monday.

Kenroy Smith tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/2uMoPHN ) the visa application for AbbieGail Smith's sister to leave Jamaica was denied and his remains in limbo. He was deported from the U.S. on a drug charge 16 years ago.

Kennish Smith says she wasn't given a reason why her temporary visa application was rejected on Wednesday.

The State Department says it is prohibited by law from disclosing details about individual visa cases.

An 18-year-old neighbor is accused of stabbing Abbiegail Smith to death. Her body was found in blanket near the apartment building where she lived in Keansburg on July 13.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com