The following articles are from North Carolina 
Newspapers concerning Jamila's Case

High Point Enterprise
on May 30, 2000

Letter I wrote to the High Point Enterprise
and published on June 13, 2000

A shooting in High Point causes anguish for family

On May 29 a felon gunned down my daughter, Jamila Hicks, on a High Point street. 

Jamila was originally from New Jersey. She moved to High Point about three years ago, she thought to get away from the violence in the city. 

I feel compelled to tell the residents of High Point about my daughter. Jamila was a loving mother of two children. Jamila excelled in track and had broken track records at Pleasantville (N.J.) High School. She graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1991, where she was in the National Honor Society and a member of the marching band. She attended Stockton College in New Jersey and High Point University. She had planned to re-enroll in High Point University to receive her degree. 

She never smoked or did drugs. She was never in trouble with the law. She did not deserve to be the victim of such a senseless crime. I just hope you good people of North Carolina see to it that her assailant is put away so that he does not cause any more anguish to another family ever again. 


Galloway, N.J.

High Point Enterprise Late 2000 or early 2001
(*Read The Last Column)


The Greensboro News & Record
March 15, 2001

Copyright 2001 Greensboro News & Record 


A High Point man facing a murder charge pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday. Leroy Antonio Goodwin, 20, will spend a minimum of almost eight years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Jamila Sharifa Hicks. Hicks, 26, was shot in the head after an argument in the 1200 block of Ragan Avenue in May. Goodwin was treated for a gunshot wound to the chest that night. Witnesses told police that Goodwin and another man had argued about a woman they had both dated. Hicks was trying to intervene in the dispute when she was shot, according to police.


High Point Enterprise
on March 21, 2001