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Community grieves for dead child

Family, friends remember alleged abuse victim as smart, loving little boy

Funeral services for 8 year old homicide victim Sha'hiim Nelligan at Pilgrim Holiness Church in Schenectady on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Funeral services for 8 year old homicide victim Sha'hiim Nelligan at Pilgrim Holiness Church in Schenectady on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
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After Joy McManaman had played her last tremolo, removed the violin cradled into her neck and took her seat in the front pew, a man in a red shirt and black vest shuffled over to the podium. DC Dunkel leaned into the microphone hesitantly. Everyone before him had eloquent things to say about his nephew. Now it was his turn. “I didn’t really plan anything to say up here,” he said. Schenectady child’s death revives ...


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