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City starts trust fund for slain clerk's child

With a $1,000 donation, the city of South Pasadena began a citywide effort Monday to help a boy whose mother was fatally shot last week during a sandwich shop robbery.

As businesses rallied to raise money, city commissioners decided to give $1,000 of taxpayer dollars to a trust fund for 5-year-old Jeremy Sherman.

"I can see where this thing is going to really go into a community effort," said Mayor Fred Held.

Already, grocery stores and an ice cream shop in the community were calling, offering help and money, he said.

Subway, where 24-year-old Ann Marie Sherman worked, has set up the trust fund at SouthTrust Bank, 1101 Pasadena Ave. S.

Sherman, of Gulfport, was shot and killed last Thursday. Robert Anthony Pasquince, a 22-year-old New York man has been charged with murder.

Police are searching for a second man.