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Who are Ari and Kelson Carleton? Lauri Carleton’s daughters

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 22, 2023. 07:34 pm UPDATED: Aug 22, 2023. 07:34 pm

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Lauri Carleton, a well-known businesswoman from California, was attacked in a way that highlights the grave consequences of acts motivated by hatred. The incident, which took place in Lake Arrowhead, California, at her clothing store, has brought to light the ongoing fight against discrimination and the bravery required to oppose it.

The news that Laura Ann Carleton, 66, had been shot and killed outside of her clothing store, Mag Pi, left the neighborhood in disbelief last week. The 27-year-old murder suspect, Travis Ikeguchi, allegedly objected to a Pride flag that was prominently displayed at the victim’s storefront. According to reports, Ikeguchi not only chose Carleton as his target but also yelled “many homophobic slurs” at the flag she had flown in support of LGBTQ+ rights.

In a press conference, San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus confirmed that Ikeguchi fled the scene and was later involved in a “lethal force encounter” with deputies that resulted in his own death. The tragedy has sparked discussions about the need to promote an accepting culture and the ongoing struggle against hate crimes.

Who Are Kelson and Ari Carleton?

Lauri Carleton’s two daughters, Ari and Kelson Carleton, are now dealing with the unfathomable loss of their cherished mother as the neighborhood mourns her passing. The bereaved sisters released a joint statement on Instagram on Sunday in honor of their mother’s legacy and to demonstrate their determination to carry on her advocacy for love, equality, and acceptance.

The sisters’ moving statement described their mother as a fearless, kind, and cool person who always put others first. As Ari and Kelson adjust to life without their mother, Lauri Carleton’s dedication to fighting against hate, demonstrated by her custom of replacing damaged Pride flags with even larger ones, serves as a source of inspiration.

Looking at Ari and Kelson’s Instagram accounts reveals their passion for travel and discovery; they have visited many countries, including Australia and New Zealand. The pictures show both their sibling’s closeness and their sense of adventure.

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