A 19 year old is dead; finished; gone to Heaven. Another was shot and sent to the hospital.
He had multiple other charges pending against him from unrelated incidents. So this was not a single action which turned bad.
"He made some wrong decisions." And you attribute that to the environment he grew up in. Yet many posters were vocal in noting he had loving parents who raised him in a Christian household.
Seems to be some discrepancies in what you post and what many others posted.
Why not let the truth come out in court?
What will the value of your promise be, that he didn't deserve this, if he pleads guilty or is found guilty?
Did the deceased deserve to die? How about sharing your wisdom on that topic? For that matter are you participating in the March sponsored by the deceased's parents in Jacksonville?
You noted you missed him. His lawyer may be able to arrange visitation privileges for you? Especially, as you noted, you are trying to teach all young black teenagers from life's lessons you've had.
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