Three teenagers accused of a deadly home invasion appeared in court with high hopes of getting out on bond.
But at the end of the trial, the judge made a decision that was not in favor of the suspects. He denied bond on all charges, bringing the teenagers to tears.
Five teenagers were accused of breaking into the home of 28-year-old Kadeem, who was fatally shot in the head during the home invasion.
Police launched a massive search operation for the suspects, and captured three of the five suspects.
The three captured suspects, Jacob, Drake, and Kenneth, appeared in a bond court before a judge, facing charges of armed robbery and attempted murder.
One by one, Jacob, followed by Drake, and even Kenneth, spoke to the bond court judge.
Kenneth, who was also in court, had two additional charges to face tonight. Another armed robbery and attempted murder charge.
The family of Jacob appeared in court to speak to the judge.
“Jacob is like any 18-year-old, head strong,” Jacob’s father told the judge.”The mistake that he made against the victim’s family, I would like to apologize to them.”
The father told the judge that Jacob was going into the Army Reserves and planned to attend university in the fall.
“First, I would like to apologize to the family for my son,” Jacob’s mother told the judge. “He’s not a horrible person like everybody thinks, and our family is in shock.”
Jacob’s sister spoke to the judge as well.
“Jacob is my best friend,” she said. “And I know what he did was wrong. I completely understand that. But he is not a bad person. He really isn’t.”
Despite the family’s pleas, the judge decided to deny bond for all three suspects in custody in the end.