View Full Version : 14 year old shoots his mother dead because she tried to keep him from joining a gang

03-01-2012, 07:19 PM

A 14-year-old boy shot his mother 'at least ten times' as she slept on the couch, it emerged today.

The teen, named by family members as Joshua Smith, from east Detroit, allegedly unleashed a hail of bullets on Tamiko Robinson, 36, in the early hours of Monday morning, according to a police spokesman.

Smith, who was on the swimming team at Kettering High School, was said to be angry that his mother had tried to keep him off the streets and away from a gang.

Smith's uncle LeShaun Roberts, told Fox Detroit News the teen had wanted to 'hang with the big boys' - gang members in their twenties - but when his mother said no he ran away to relatives.

But Robinson, a dialysis patient, who was battling lupus, went after her son and insisted he came home, angering the youngster.

03-01-2012, 09:37 PM
Holy crap! That's so messed up.

03-02-2012, 09:25 AM
Wow, what a sad story. I really feel bad for the family.

03-02-2012, 10:34 AM
wow. that is cold blooded.

03-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Terrible. There is just no excuse for behavior like that.

03-05-2012, 09:05 AM
That is really crazy!!!!

03-05-2012, 09:39 AM
He definitely needs to join a gang. A chain gang.

03-05-2012, 09:41 AM
wow that is horrible! Would be an awful way to lose 36 years you've put in..

stupid kid!!!!

03-05-2012, 10:17 AM
he definitely needs to join a gang. A chain gang.