Family members report that 14-year-old Joshua Smith shot and killed his mother, 36-year-old Tamiko Robinson, while she was asleep on the couch. His reason? Robinson was trying to keep him from participating in a gang.

“He just shot. Every chance he got a chance to shoot again, he shot again, and there’s just buckshot, holes everywhere. He murdered her, and he didn’t do it with sorrow or [anything]. He did it like he wanted to do it, like he meant to do it and he [knew] what he was doing,” LeShaun Roberts, the victim’s brother, told My Fox Detroit.

The family member explained the murder happened after midnight. He said the 14-year-old student was furious because his mother wanted to keep him off the streets, away from a gang.

“He just want to hang with the big boys. He joined a gang. He’s 6’1″ [or] 6’2″, 14 years old, hanging around with 20-year-olds. So, he wanted to be a big boy and his mama told him he couldn’t. He ran away.”

Nonetheless, Robinson “caught up with her son and insisted he come home,” a motherly act that reportedly led to her death.

“He broke into his step dad’s room, got a twelve gauge and brutally murdered my sister,” Roberts tell us. “He shot at least ten times.”

Robinson’s fiancé and five-year-old daughter were inside the house at the time of the shooting. They jumped through a window to escape the gunfire.

My Fox DC reports that Smith was arrested a soon after. The police caught the 14-year-old Kettering High School student driving around in his dead mother’s car.

The mother was a dialysis patient, and was battling lupus while she was alive. Her five-year-old daughter witnessed the brutal murder and is constantly asking relatives, “why would someone want to hurt mommy?”

Heart wrenching.

DJ Flexx

Comments (6)
  1. Chelsie says:

    We are coming down to our last days. Kids killing parents, parents killing kids, people just killing each other for reasons that are so damn unnecessary! This story is terrible, heart wrenching, the details just give chills. I wouldn’t even raise a hand to my parents. Especially the one WHO BIRTHED ME. He deserves life with lethal injection. Sorry to be harsh but you take a life, you need to lose your own. His mother can’t breathe this air so neither should he. His mother can’t touch and feel her loved ones again, NEITHER SHOULD HE!

    1. Valerie says:

      I totally agree! He needs to be prosecuted as an adult and given the death sentence. TOTAL DISRESPECT TOWARDS HIS ENTIRE FAMILY!

  2. shaun says:

    I don’t think he deserves to die no one should beable to take anyones life unless the are Jesus Christ him self. put him in jail for the rest of his life and only let him come out 30 minutes a day to stretch thats all. This was said her on child killed her and all she was trying to do was protect him from being killed sad sad case.

  3. Until u been in the SHOES of this matter then will/would know how to feel and react…know that scriptures say “Just NOT for U2 will be judge” (Matthew 7:1)… Lord happy on his soul, which satan had his flesh! Oneluv1christ -the Rev. Nathaniel Small,Jr Pastor Greater Friendship BC savannah ga…. God Bless U all! P.S. bring a child up the way they shall go, and they will not go a far…. Bro/sister put yourself and your children into a Bible base church and grow together with Christ in Jesus Name!

  4. Ashley says:

    She was trying to raise him in the way he should go but he still did what he wanted to do. So that cliché means absolutely nothing. People will make whatever decision they want, regardless of what anyone tells them. This unfortunate event is proof of that.

  5. detroit says:

    baby your kids and let,em know your every move and they will move on you

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