Thursday, November 19, 2009


The story first broke on Tuesday evening. Now, we're learning more about a father accused of shooting and killing his own teenage son.

"I don't know what to tell you. It's rough," said Thelmon Cherry. The grandfather of 15-year-old Jamar Pinkney, Junior stood just a few feet away from where his grandson was shot and killed in front of his family, including his own grandmother, who watched the boy's father just seconds after the shooting.
"He politely just walked to his car like nothing happened, got in it, then he pulled up in front of my house, rolled his window down... looked at me and drove away," said Leola Cherry, the victim's grandmother.

This all apparently started when the father's girlfriend accused Jamar Junior of acting inappropriately with her three-year-old child.  "Got him all upset that he came over here to chastise his son for whatever had happened, and he beat on him already and snatched his clothes all off and then shot him," Thelmon Cherry said.  Jamar's mother got a phone call from the suspect, Jamar Senior, but she believes he meant to call his girlfriend instead.  "After he did it, he called my phone... He didn't realize he was calling my phone. He said, 'Baby, I took care of this," said Lazette Cherry, the victim's mother.

Jamar Junior begged for his life as did other family members watching nearby.  "He put the gun to his head and he shot him," Lazette Cherry said.  Jamar's family hopes his father, the suspect now in police custody in the murder, hears this message:  "He (isn't) going to forget this for a long time," said Thelmon Cherry.

"God will handle you... You're going to pay for this," said Lazette Cherry.

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