Murder Victim's Mother Reacts to Teens' Arrest

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

A community reacts to the arrest of four young teens in the shooting death of Brandon Wallace.

Danny Harden-Bolten, 15, has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Two other teens, Devante Rahn and Kiwan Dampeer have been charged as accessories to a felony. One other teen's charges were dismissed.

Robin Wallace, Brandon's mother, says she was shocked at their ages.

”When I found out those kids were that young, I was sick to my stomach all week long," said Wallace.

Community leaders say the teens were too young to change the course of their lives.

”Jail's not the place you want to spend the rest of your life, not at 15 and 16—grown men suffer,” said Robert Wagner.

Dozens gathered on Ames Avenue to march and rally to end violence in North Omaha. Wallace was silent for much of the walk, but held up posters promoting peace. She says she and Brandon planned a trip to the College World Series this year.

”He hated that I liked NASCAR but we were going to go to CWS this weekend, but we never got a chance to go," said Wallace.

Wallace says she feels no sympathy for the teens, but she does feel sorry for the parents.

”I'm wondering what they're thinking about, what they could've done to keep their kids from doing this. Because I'm thinking what could I have done to keep that from happening to mine."

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