Carlo Marigliano — a taxi driver from Naples, Italy, husband and father of two — was touring the U.S. last week in the hopes of finding a job and new life for his family in America.
However, before that dream could take off, Marigliano was shot on Friday, July 28th while driving through Little Rock, Arkansas. His rental car slammed into a nearby apartment building, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to ABC News affiliate KATV.com.
He was 31.
This past Friday, officers arrested Andre Jackson, of Little Rock, and charged him with capital murder. Little Rock Police are now searching for Jackson’s suspected accomplice, Charina Fort.
Despite the success in Marigliano’s case, his family still needs help absorbing costly travel and funeral expenses, and is asking for public donations.
My name is Doris Sullivan, Carlo is my cousin’s cousin. With his family’s permission, I have set up this request to help defray the cost of transporting Carlo’s body home to Italy and assisting with funeral expenses.
Carlo’s father and brother-in-law flew in from Italy to claim his body and meet with the police. They will be flying home as soon as arrangements are made to transport Carlo’s body back to Italy. We expect the costs to be astronomical.
Carlo was an easygoing young man with a great smile and a bright future. He loved his wife and adored his children. He was the 36th homicide victim in Little Rock this year. No donation is too small. Your donations are needed and very much appreciated.
Carlo’s family is close to reaching their $8,500 goal. To donate, please visit his GoFundMe page.