We Remember 2023
We Remember is a memorial to Minnesota’s victims of intimate partner homicide. Each of these victims is someone’s child, parent, sibling, family member, intimate partner, friend, neighbor, or co-worker.
Logan Gregory Barham
St. Louis Park
January 3, 2023
Logan Gregory Barham, 22, was stabbed and killed on January 3, in his St. Louis Park apartment. His wife, Alexis Poole, 23, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Logan and Poole were arguing in their apartment when he tried to pick her up and move her so he could leave the apartment. Poole then stabbed Logan in the chest, and admitted that he had not threatened her in any way prior to the stabbing. In 2020, police were called to the apartment because Poole was holding a knife and threatening to hurt herself and others. The couple were in the process of being evicted and were set to be removed from their home on January 4, the day after the stabbing.
Kyla Bianca O'Neal
January 8, 2023
Kyla Bianca O'Neal, 31, was shot and killed in her car outside an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Lakeville, where she worked, on January 8. Her ex-fiancé, Donte McCray, 32, who was in the vehicle with her and also worked at the Amazon facility is charged with second-degree murder in her death. Kyla was nine months pregnant with Donte's child at the time of her death, and her son, Messiah O'Neal, died in the hospital on January 17. Kyla's mother stated that Kyla had ended her relationship with Donte hours before she was killed. Donte had previously threatened to kill Kyla if she had another man around his children. He threatened her and her family, telling her, "You all ain't bulletproof." Kyla O'Neal leaves behind three children under the age of 10.
Age 9 days
January 17, 2023
Messiah O'Neal died on January 17, after he was taken off a ventilator at Hennepin County Medical Center. On January 8, Messiah's mother, Kyla O'Neal, 31, was shot and killed in a car outside her work. Kyla's ex-fiancé, and Messiah's father, Donte McCray, 32, is charged with second-degree murder in her death. Kyla was nine months pregnant with Messiah at the time she was killed and doctors were able to deliver him on January 8. Messiah remained in critical condition with no brain activity and the inability to breathe on his own until January 17. Authorities are currently deciding on further murder charges for Donte McCray in the death of his son, Messiah O'Neal.