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When gun shots rang out just before 2 Saturday morning... Hundreds of people attending a Halloween party ran… But there was one who didn't.... 21 year old Jason Rose... The son of Bobby and Cindy rose.
Cindy says, “The first child was shot- Jason didn't even know this person and was going to protect him going to take care of him and then that is when they turned the gun on him and shot Jason.”
Police say during the party a fight broke out between 20 year old Jecarvin Brown and 18 year old Shakar Drones.
Police believe Drones pulled out a gun and shot brown- Jason Rose ran to help and was also shot.
Even in this painful time the family of Jason Rose say they find comfort knowing his last actions were helping someone else.
Bobby says, “To know that he thought of somebody else before himself know that our values came out in him and it makes me very proud of him and like I said he will always be my hero.”
Jason's parents say his twin Jeffery was at the party and was the last one to see his brother alive.
Cindy says, “Jeffery they said your brother is the one that was shot Jeffery runs out there to his brother - he held his hand until the last breath - he said he held his hand.”
Cindy says while she has forgiven his killer.... He will never know who he took from this world...
Cindy says, “He did take my child and I will never never never get to see my child again.”
His parents describe Jason as a lovable guy who could light up any room he walked into.
Cindy says, “Just knowing that he can't come back through that door and all of his hugs and kisses and loving - you know he is going to be missed by alot alot alot of people.”
They hope their son's death will not be in vain...
Both parents say, “I just hope a lot of those young people there will learn a lesson from the violence that happened and that guns is not the answer.”
Drones has been charged with two counts of criminal homicide.
Drones is being held on two million dollars bond.
Four other suspects were charged with being accessories after the fact in the criminal homicide.
They will all be arraigned in court tomorrow morning.
Monday, October 29 2012, 12:16 AM CDT
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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