JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- They are two of the last people to see the cherubic face of Cherish Perrywinkle. Her two younger half sisters, 6-year-old Destiny and 4-year-old Nevaeh watched Cherish disappear with a convicted sex offender.
"For what they've been through, they're doing well," said the girls' attorney, Patricia Parker.
They didn't just lose a sister. Within days of Cherish's death, the girls were whisked away into protective custody. That's a lot for two little girls.
"I try to listen to what they tell me which of course they're young so they tell me things in a round about way so I try to listen and I've gotten to know them so I see what they want and then present that to the court as well," said Parker.
More than 100 days later, Parker said the girls are doing well, in both school and with the foster family.
"They just really want to be little kids they want to do the same things other little kids do they love to play with dolls they love to play dress up those are the things that I see," she said.
By phone, their grandfather Thomas Pearson told Action News he wants the girls back with the family. Several family members are willing, but a judge has to decide what's in the little girls' best interest.
The girls' mother Rayne Perrywinkle is expected to appear in court to discuss custody on Thursday.