Memphis Mother Awaits Justice For Son’s Death

(Memphis) It’s been almost seven months since Vickie Burse’s son, Barry, was shot and killed in Memphis, and she wants to make sure that her son’s story isn’t forgotten.

“I spent my holiday at the cemetery, both at Thanksgiving and on Christmas at the cemetery, changing the flowers and putting balloons out there,” said Burse.

Barry was shot and killed July 1st in the 2500 block of Hawkins Mill Road.

Police arrested Bandrecius Farmer and charged him with second-degree murder.

But a few months after his arrest, a judge reduced his bond from $300,000 to $100,000.

“What she said when she lowered it, was, ‘I don’t think he’s going to be able to make it anyway.’  Well guess what, he did make it and he’s home,” said Burse.

“This guy was able to spend the holiday’s home with his family, whereas my family, we were devastated. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, it’s hard to get out of the bed in the morning,” said Burse.

Farmer is due in court in January. His trial isn’t expected until the summer.


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