Mother Finds Out About Son’s Death On Facebook
It’s hard enough to accept the death of a child, but finding out on Facebook makes it worse.
According to NY Daily News:
An Indianapolis woman who signed onto Facebook Saturday found herself faced with the heartbreaking news no mother should ever have to endure.
Her 15-year-old son, Anthoney, had been shot dead, people were writing on her son’s Facebook wall. That was the agonizing moment she found out.
“Someone put on Facebook, ‘RIP Anthony, I will miss you’ and then the phone calls started coming in to my house and cell phone,” his mother, Nikkita Milledge, told CNN amid tears.
Her son, a star high school football player, was shot twice outside an Indianapolis apartment complex just before 1 p.m.
But investigators now believe that he and another 19-year-old were attempting a robbery on Saturday afternoon when he was killed.
Anthoney was fatally shot twice, police believe by the older teen.
To Milledge, and perhaps any parent put in her place, it all doesn’t add up.
“I did everything to keep him busy but it wasn’t enough,” the distraught mother told CNN.
Anthoney played on a youth football league at the state level where he was placed second several times, Fox59 reported.
At home he had four brothers and sisters with whom he was described as close with.
His younger brother described him to CNN as someone everyone could look up to and rely on.
The mother’s best efforts proved to be not enough, however, with the Indianapolis area that her family calls home having had four shooting deaths this month alone, as WTHR reports.
“We all need to take a stand as mothers who have lost children,” said his mother.
The 19-year-old, since identified as Brice Price, was arrested Tuesday for Warren’s death, WIBC reports.
Price faces charges of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Our prayers are with the family.