Family members believe rap song may reveal new clues in Memphis murder

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Family members, who are mourning the loss of a teenage girl, say a rap song is only causing them more pain.

In May, 15-year-old Cateria Stokes was shot and killed while she was sleeping inside her home.

Now, Stokes' family says they believe  a rap song called "Lil' Homie" gives insight into why she was killed.

"Shooting in broad day and hit some kid while she was napping," a lyric in the song said.

Family members say the song by Memphis rapper Don Trip details the day Stokes was killed, even though her name is never mentioned.

"We pull up and pulled those rockets out and let them spray," the song said.

Stokes' mother said the song simply opens up old wounds.

"It hurt me so bad that somebody want to get fame and glory and get famous off my daughter getting killed in her sleep," she told WREG.

The shooting in the song is about revenge, but the rapper says the gunmen never hit their intended target.

"We thought we got a little buddy, but we got the wrong addy," the song said.

Stokes hopes the police look into the music video and question the rapper.

Memphis police told WREG that they are aware of the song and officers are investigating.

So far, no charges have been filed in the case.

Experts say many rappers write songs about things happening around them, but that doesn't always mean that they are involved.

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