family speaks out
Last Edited: Thursday, 04 Dec 2008, 5:12 PM CST
Created On: Thursday, 04 Dec 2008, 4:15 PM CST
Photojournalist: Guy Turnbow
MOBILE, Ala. - Victor Reed, 22, was booked at the Metro Jail shortly after 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. He's charged with robbery and attempted murder. That carjacking happened in October. Now, the victim's mother is speaking out.
Maecheryl White speaks from the heart when it comes to her 34-year-old son Larry Herman. Right now, Herman is at USA Hospital, paralyzed after a violent carjacking.
"What they did was horrible," said White. "Each day you pick up the newspaper and hear of another carjacking case and a family that's been destroyed."
White's son became the victim of violent crime in October, when he was shot twice at the corner of Adams and North Ann Street, he was heading home from his girlfriend's.
One bullet pierced his spine, the other struck his face. White wants her sons attacker brought to justice. And after a starring role on Fox 10's Fugitive files' police say he was.
Victor Reed was arrested not far from the scene of the crime.
"I want him punished because he has taken my sons life away from him," said White. "He's having a hard time, he has to rehab on his body as well as his mind."
But without insurance he isn't able to get it.
Unfortunately,White isn't sure what she is going to do. As for caring for him at home, she's got a hospital bed but no mattress and still needs a breathing machine.