Texas mother outraged after son’s alleged killer posts $5K of bond earlier than funeral: ‘It is simply not honest’
A grieving Texas mom whose 19-year-old son who was shot to death simply blocks away from residence says she is outraged to be taught that the alleged gunman was launched after paying $5,000 simply 4 days after the taking pictures – earlier than the household of the slain teen was even capable of maintain a funeral service.
Patrick Lewis was “recent out of highschool, starting his life working at Amazon simply looking for his method,” his mom, Shayona Lewis, advised Fox 26 Houston. However his life was minimize brief when Harris County Constable deputies say the teenager was shot whereas inside his automotive. The alleged shooter, 17-year-old Alijah Williams, was taken into custody on the scene and has since been charged with homicide.
His bond was set at $50,000, and Williams was launched after posting simply 10% of that quantity — $5,000.
“You’re by no means alleged to bury your little one,” Shayona Lewis advised Fox 26. “$5,000 — that’s all he needed to pay to get out after I misplaced my son. He’s within the neighborhood of my neighborhood, and you’ve got calls saying they’ve seen him at McDonald’s. That’s one thing my son won’t ever do once more, so it’s disturbing.”
Shayona described how she and her fiancé tried calling Patrick final Friday – however their calls went to voicemail, and panic struck the mom when she realized there had been a taking pictures blocks away.
“One was deceased and one was being taken into custody,” Shayona Lewis stated. “Both method it was heartbreaking as a result of I wasn’t certain which one was my son.”
“My youngsters at a younger age used to ask me, ‘Do you ever cry’? I’m like, ‘after all’ — I used to be simply all the time sturdy for them,” the mom stated, describing how she’s since been taken over by grief in studying her son’s alleged killer is free on bond. “However that is essential as a result of it’s simply not honest.”