SHE WAS SCARED TO WORK THE NIGHT SHIFT
COLD BLOODED MURDER
A 19-year-old night shift cashier who had just started working at a Manhattan Burger King was shot dead early Sunday for $100 in change.
Kristal Bayron had only been working at the fast food joint at 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem for three weeks and already wanted off the late shift.
She told her mother she was scared to go to work that night because of all the homeless people sleeping in front of the shop.
“I don’t want to go. I’m scared,” her mother said Kristal told her.
“You have to go,” the mother said. “You have to be responsible. You have to get a better life.”
Kristal left for work at 10 p.m.
At 1 a.m., an armed robber dressed all in black entered the Burger King, pistol-whipped a male customer and punched the 60-year-old female manager in the face, police said.
A terrified Kristal gave him cash from the register and the thug turned to leave.
But suddenly and without reason, the monster turned around and shot her in the stomach. Kristal was rushed to Metropolitan Hospital.
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Kristal died in hospital a short time later.
A young admirer who stopped by the restaurant every night and gave Kristal a flower was in the shop when she was killed.
“She’d done everything that he say,” he told police. “She give him the money and everything.”
Kristal’s mother now has to live with the guilt of insisting her daughter go to work that night “to get a better life.”
All Kristal got was death — and for a lousy 100 bucks.
PRAYER VIGIL FOR KRISTAL