John Spooner trial: Darius Simmons’s mother describes watching neighbour ‘shoot dead her black son’ | Mail Online


Victim: Darius Simmons, pictured, was allegedly shot and killed by John Henry Spooner in May 2012

A Milwaukee mother couldn’t contain her tears yesterday as she described the horrifying moment her white neighbor allegedly shot dead her son, a black 13-year-old, in front of her eyes after he accused the boy of stealing guns from his house.

Patricia Larry testified that John Henry Spooner, 76, warned her son, Darius Simmons, that he’d teach him not to steal before he fired a single shot into the boy’s chest, killing him, in May 2012.

The shocking account came in the second day of Spooner’s trial as jurors watched footage from the elderly man’s own surveillance video, which showed him confronting Simmons on the sidewalk outside their houses, pointing a gun at the teen’s chest and firing from just a few feet away.

via John Spooner trial: Darius Simmons’s mother describes watching neighbour ‘shoot dead her black son’ | Mail Online.

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