The families didn’t want to hear that explanation.
Deshaun’s mother said the police had it wrong: The Wrong Guy was the real attacker.
“This is a monster, this is a monster after children,” Alexis Jones said. “This man is still on the streets, and my son is sitting home trying to recover. My son has two stab wounds in his back, one on his side, and he has a slice on his neck.”
DeAndre’s mother joined in.
“I just don’t believe it. My son was not raised to be a troublemaker,” said Valda Felton. “I don’t want them or anyone else to make my child out to be a villain.”
Family friend and minister Rev. Dante Moss, who officiated at DeAndre’s funeral, held a press conference and called the police findings a “comic book.” Moss compared DeAndre to Trayvon.
The minister and the family said the police had it wrong: The Wrong Guy attacked DeAndre and DeShaun, not the other way around.