After mother was shot to death, her family fights for custody of twin boys The mother of a 9-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police says she’ll fight for custody of her twin boys and wants to be in a room with them in the event her case goes to trial. (July 7)
The mother of a 9-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police says she’ll fight for custody of her twin boys and wants to be in a room with them in the event her case goes to trial. (July 7)
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In the middle of the night, police say, a frantic 911 call was made by an 11-year-old boy who said his mother was in her car with a gun.
By 10 a.m., the girl’s body had been discovered.
On July 4, a family court judge ruled that two-year-old twins, Jayron and Kamryn Jones, should be taken from their mother, Tiffany Jones, and placed with their father, Robert Jones, because they had been taken from her when she was shot and killed.
It has been the subject of debate for months – and the subject of the parents and the police.
“The family, they’re all over it and they’re upset because they just can’t understand what is happening to them,” Tiffany Jones said through tears at the family court hearing.
On Thursday, Robert Jones and the mother’s lawyer, William Kibsbeck, filed briefs that asked for a review of the judge’s ruling.
“I just think it’s ridiculous,” said Jones, 46. “I want them back.”
Lawyers for the police said during a hearing Thursday that the 9-year-old boy who called 911 was “at a point of panic during his conversation” and had told police that his mother had a gun in her vehicle.
On Friday, the boys’ mother filed another brief arguing that the family should be allowed to keep the children because Tiffany Jones was having an affair with the boy’s father, Robert Jones, and they were planning to get married.