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Man accused of killing SCS teacher posted photos in his car before incident

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- WREG's learning more about the two suspects connected to the shooting death of 30-year-old Christopher Waters, a Shelby County schools teacher.

On Monday, the judge didn’t grant Brooks bond and gave Ladarius a $5,000 bond. Brooks is the one accused of pulling the trigger and Wilson is accused of being an accessory.

Waters’ mother described her son's compassion.

“He was loving," said Lisa Waters. "He was kind. He loved people. He loved life. He loved his friends. He loved his family.”

Chris was found shot to death in his house in Raleigh Friday morning. Soon after, the two 22-year-olds were arrested -- Brooks for first degree murder and Wilson for being an accessory.

“I hope we get justice," said Chris's mom. "I can't believe they did that.”

Chris was described as a passionate musician who spread joy every time he walked in a room.

Police haven’t been clear on how Wilson got tied to his murder, but say Brooks was found in the victim’s car near the crime scene.

“He had an orange mustang, which was an eye catcher.”

WREG's Bridget Chapman learned this wasn’t his first time behind that wheel. Brooks had posted three videos on social media of him in the victim’s Mustang. Two of them were posted two weeks ago and the most recent one says three days ago.

Sources also told WREG the two were known to be friends. But family says Chris was also robbed by the suspects.

“Televisions computers electronics, things like that," said his mom. "They took his wallet, his credit cards and debit cards."

Brooks’ record shows a history of arrests for attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, harassment, vandalism, theft and more. And now a case of murder everyone’s trying to piece together.