I don't know a lot about student loans but, when the lendee is murdered forgiveness of said loan should not be out of the question.
That does not appear to be the case for former Marshall University football player Donte Newsome. Newsome was shot to death in 2008 and his killer, Jerel Garner was sentenced to 21-25 years in prison for the murder.
Back to the loans, Newsome's mother, Angela Smith co-singed a $30,000 student loan with her son after his athletic scholarship ran out and he needed another year to graduate.
According to an article published by WTKR.com, the loan company, First Marbelhead Corporation and American Education Services is demanding that Smith pay the bill.
Smith has put a petition on Change.org to rally support behind her cause and persuade First Marbelhead Corporation and American Education Services to forgive the loan. I strongly encourage you to click here and and support the Newsome family by signing Smith's petition.