Skip to comments.Family: Hadiya Pendleton slaying suspect 'good kid'
Posted on 02/13/2013 3:36:15 PM PST by BenLurkin
The family of a reputed gang member charged with fatally shooting 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a South Side park last month said today that he is a good kid who has made some mistakes in the past but would not commit such a senseless murder.
After attending a brief hearing on the case in the Leighton Criminal Court Building, an aunt and cousin of accused gunman Michael Ward told reporters that they hoped the truth will come out about Ward, who they say has a young child of his own.
He has made some mistakes in the past and we are not disputing any of that, said his aunt, Janise Cooper, who denied Ward was a gang member. But he is a loving son, father, and our family is torn apart, just like the young ladys family is torn apart.
Judge Donald Panarese Jr. scheduled a preliminary hearing for March 1 for Ward, 18, and co-defendant Kenneth Williams, 20. Both were ordered held without bond on Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the Jan. 29 attack that also left two teens wounded.
After the 30-second hearing, Ward turned and gave a little wave to his family seated in the front row of the courtroom gallery. Williams family was not in court
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We’ll soon be presented with the obligatory graduation photo.
Aspiring rapper, going back to school, bad friends
Yo dude, who's yo daddy?
Another “He was turning his life around” story.
Yeah...until a gun came into his life, forced him to hold it while it shot at two people.
Isn’t that special—the family that raised a feral animal now wants to portrayed as victims.
Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction
Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent
We have too many laws and nobody to enforce them.
I saw a claim that Chicago fails to prosecute 94% of shooters. This is a political show. I want to see the names of the suspects in the 500+ shootings from last year. Getting the shooters off the street would be more beneficial than the gun grabbing.
Just wait, it will be the fault of law-abiding white gun owners before this is finished.
“and our family is torn apart, just like the young ladys family is torn apart.
>>But he is a loving son, father,
So shoot his kid and make it even...wait he objects?
If it would keep him out of prison I am not so sure he would.
TurboZamboni~: “ Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction”
You are known by the company that you keep (gang involvement)
The best indicator of human behavior is past behavior ! (weapons possession)
TurboZamboni~:” Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent”
Here is the real ‘perp’
By all means , let’s make more laws ,but not enforce the one’s we already have .. /sarc
Yeah , let’s make the regular law-abiding citizen who has firearms for self-defense and remove/confiscate his defenses.
Yeah , sure , that will eliminate crime because criminals always obey the law. .. /sarc
Take away my right to firearms for self-defense , and then make me a criminal for having them .
Do you know what that makes me ... ? A VICTIM !!
Ahhhh....Well, just as long as he promises not to kill again, they should let him go./s
If President You Didn’t Build That had a son...
“Ward was convicted early last year of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and was on probation at the time of the homicide, according to prosecutors.”
I think the problem is obvious to Conservatives and a complete mystery to Liberals.