Cairo Woman Seeks Justice for Son
CAIRO -- An Alexander County mother is speaking out about a shooting that injured her son.
SylvIa Tipler's son Clifford Williams was shot back in October, at a gas station in Cairo. Tipler was calling for justice Tuesday, as one of the suspects accused of the crime appeared in court.
"A person that's going into pay for gas, you drive up and you shoot them at a gas station. Really? Do you really belong in society? Is the streets really safe?" Asks and angry Tipler.
Police say Williams was shot at the CutMart in Cairo back on October 16th. He suffered four gunshot wounds. William Wilkerson and Samantha Dean are charged with the crime. Tipler says, her family and her son have not been the same since.
"He don't really have a whole lot to say. We want justice. Because our lives will never be the same, never be the same. And we don't know if he's going to walk again or not," she says.
The shooting caused major injures to his left leg. Williams has had seven surgeries and is unable to walk. His mother is calling for maximum punishment of the two suspects.
"As much time as possible that he can get. My son's life is never going to be the same. CJ, Clifford, had a lot going for himself," says Tipler.
She's putting her faith in God and the Alexander County justice system.
"Any time it's any crime, even if what-ever the circumstance was, if it's a crime, it should be dealt with accordingly to the law," she says.
The two suspects remain in the Tri-County jail. Tipler says she'll be following their cases until the end.
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