SO SAD! Mother Loses 2 Sons To Gun Violence Just 19 Days Apart (DETAILS)
Police in Oakland, California are still searching for suspects responsible for the death of two brothers, who were killed just 19 days apart. Now the mother, 41-year-old Dinyal New, is left to grapple with the death of her only children, aged 13 and 19.
On Dec. 31, 2013, New’s younger son,13-year-old Lee Weathersby, was shot dead while he was walking home from the Oakland Boys & Girls Club. Nineteen days later, her older son, Lamar Broussard, 19, died when the car he and a friend were in was sprayed with bullets.
“Somebody’s failing these kids,” New told NBC Bay Area. “They feel like it’s OK to murder these kids. They have no remorse or understanding afterwards.” To “have no more kids” has caused New to struggle with her faith, she told SFGate.
“I’m still numb about Lee, so I don’t know if my heart has enough room to handle Lamar’s death. This is like a dream right now,” New said. “I know there is a God, but I’m like, ‘Why would he give a mother so much pain to handle within 19 days?’ This is really hard on me.”
Our prayers and condolences go out to New and her family.