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  • DA meets with mother of [thug] Ja'Quares Walker; activist says questions remain [of course]

    05/10/2012 7:02:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    al.com [AL] ^ | May 08, 2012 | Jeremy Gray
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Shortly after holding a press conference this afternoon to say that authorities are not giving her the information she deserves about the shooting death of her 13-year-old son, Latonya Walker met with Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls. Falls said Walker had not contacted him before she and community activist Frank Matthews held today's press conference. Falls said he met with her and Matthews today for 45 minutes. Normally, Falls said, the DA's office will not contact family members after a decision made not to file charges in a case. They never meet with family's of defendants...
  • Funeral One Day After Investigators Say The Killing Is Justifiable [Ja'Quares Walker]

    05/06/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    abc3340.com [AL] ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cory McGinnis
    BIRMINGHAM - AL - Family and friends are in mourning, the funeral service was held at Living Stone Temple church, community members tell me they're not too happy that no arrests have been made. During the service, Walkers family was overcome with emotion during the ceremony and had to step outside. Many mourners wore red, black and white t-shirts with walker's picture saying "In loving memory of Tez". Dr. Al B. Sutton Jr. led a sermon preaching out the book of mark and had a direct message to young adults as well as the parents in the building. "Our son's,...
  • 13-year-old suspect killed during robbery(AL)

    05/02/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 136 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | 1 May, 2012 | Melanie Posey, Melynda Sides
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a 13-year-old robbery suspect was shot and killed by the person he tried to rob in Birmingham Friday night. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirms the teen's identity as Jaqures Cortez Walker of Birmingham. He was a 7th grade student at Martha Gaskin Middle School and the quarterback for the football team, according to a family member. BPD Sgt. Johnny Williams said the teen suspect approached a couple as they pulled into their home at the gated Skyview Condominiums in the 400 block of Skyview Drive around 11:10pm. Friday, April 27. Skyview Drive...
  • Slain teen Ja'Quares Walker's mom in shock at shooting

    05/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 249 replies
    The Birmingham (AL) News via al.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot when police say he tried to rob a couple said she is in shock that her son is dead -- and even more so at the circumstances surrounding his death. "I don't want it put out like he was a bad person or a mean person, because he wasn't," Latonya Walker, 38, said Tuesday. "This is not him, not who he was. Anybody that knew Ja'Quares knows that." Birmingham police said Ja'Quares Cortez Walker was in a car that pulled into the parking lot of the gated Skyview Condominiums at 407 Skyview...