DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A mother says she wants the death penalty for the people accused of shooting and killing her son.
Police say Justuss Rogers, 26, was lured to his death Oct. 23 by three people who robbed and killed him.
“It’s sickening to know that people are so cold and so cruel that they’ll do something like this,” Rogers’ mother, Tiffany Terry, said.
Terry put together a vigil for her son Saturday night in College Park.
“I have to have the strength to fight for justice for my son,” she said.
Police believe Lakoaia Johnson, 20, acted like she would buy cell phones from Rogers, but it was a trap to get him to South Hariston Road in DeKalb County.
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That’s where police said Shamar Davis shot and killed Rogers as he drove away.
“They’re robbing his car, leaving him for dead. He’s still fighting because he was trying to fight for these kids he has. I know he was,” Terry said.
Police arrested Johnson, Davis and a third person in connection with Rogers’ death.
The victim’s mother believes there are more people who helped plan the murder.
“If you’re their mother and you’re trying to hide them, you’re a murderer as well because you wouldn’t want this if this was your child,” Terry said.
As family members mourn their loved one, they hope the accused killers never get out of jail.
“I want death for them. I want the death penalty for them,” Terry said.
The mother said she plans to be at every suspect’s bond hearing to make sure a judge never gives them a chance to get out of jail.