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Grieving Richmond mother pleads for her son’s killers to be brought to justice

Posted at 12:16 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 01:06:24-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- On March 29, two men were shot outside a convenience store in Gilpin Court. Nearly eight months later, one of the victim's mothers says she's tired of sitting idle and wants justice for her son's death.

Ramona Brown's son, 28-year-old Antonio Brown, died after being shot to death inside a car parked at the convenience store.

"I want his murderers, the cowards that took his life, to be punished to the fullest extent that Virginia offers because I can't get my child back,” Brown said, choking back tears. “This is all I have, memories."

Since she lost her son, Brown says she has been living in a miserable hell on earth.

"You can't keep protesting about something, yet you are out here doing black-on-black crime.” Brown said. “My son is a poster board, a poster board, and I've been holding back a whole lot of anger. I've been holding back pain to the point I get no sleep. My kids can't sleep. This is not an easy task for this family. They don't know what they took from us when they took him."

She wants others to know that her son, a father of four who worked at FexEd and had a side job working on cars, is more than just a 2020 murder statistic.

"We are quick to get out there if another race or a white police officer kills one of us,” she said. “We are quick to march and say, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but I said it and I'll say it again: I didn't see one person from the Black Lives movement protesting in the neighborhood after my son’s murder. No one even protested about the ten other kids gunned down after my son."

According to Crime Insider sources, detectives have made a couple of arrests but could use more information.