Community mourns Staten Island mom after estranged husband, girlfriend charged in her death
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Jeanine Cammarata

By Magee Hickey, WPIX

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Friends and neighbors are mourning Jeanine Cammarata after her estranged husband, Michael Cammarata and his pregnant girlfriend, Ayisha Egea, were arrested and charged in her killing Friday.

The memorial outside the home the Staten Island mother and teacher lived with her two children continued to grow Saturday, as members of the community, some who did not even know Cammarata, stopped to pay their respects.

There is also a growing movement called #JusticeForJeanine, which appears to have been started by a Jessica Pobega, who said she was one of Janine’s closest friends.

“I didn’t know her, but all of New York is so upset,” Danielle Lewis, a nursing assistant from nearby Richmond University Medical Center, told PIX11 News. Lewis wanted to contribute to the memorial outside Cammarata's home.

Lewis also worries about the fate of the two children, now in the custody of the city.

A statement from the city’s Administration for Children’s Services says, “Our top priority is protecting the safety and well-being of all children in New York City.”

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