Two teens were tortured and killed two and a half years ago. Their bodies were discovered in a field on the east side of Detroit.
While at sentencing, the murderer and the victim would give statements. The father of one of the victims spoke first.
“Everything just aches and it’s just a totally senseless crime,” said Mike Bobbish, Jourdan’s father. “And how you could march someone out in the middle of a field and execute them – we’re not a third world country. Sometimes I wish it did happen in a third world country because it would be a lot different outcome of this whole thing.”
Jacob’s mother then spoke
“Not only did the defendant take away my son’s future,” she said. “He took away my future – my future as a mother – my future as a grandmother.”
“I have sorrow in my heart, soul and every fiber of my being today and I will carry that with me for the rest of my life here on earth,”
Then the criminal had a chance to speak. Any normal person would have used the time that has passed to reflect on what they did wrong and apologize to the victim’s families. Instead the killer said this
“I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyanna Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner,” Young said. “And I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who was murdered in cold blood – and in respect for the peaceful protest, I want to say ‘hands up don’t shoot.’ Black lives matter – that’s it your honor.”