A wild scene in the courtroom ensued after the judge’s ruling.
Biles-Thomas was acquitted due to a lack of evidence supported by inconsistent testimonies of the shooter’s description and clothing.
One of the victims was Biles-Thomas’ own 23-year-old cousin. The other victims were 19-years-old and 21-years-old.
When the verdict was announced, one of the victim’s mother’s lashed out in frustration, making a scene in the court. She jumped up and ran towards Biles-Thomas screaming out, “You have to be f***ing kidding me. I’m going to kill you.” The mother had to be restrained by officers but will not face charges.
Joseph Patituce, Biles-Thomas’ attorney told TMZ, “We get it, she’s angry. She was led to believe Mr. Biles was guilty when he wasn’t, and she reacted like a mother. We don’t fault her for that.”
Simone Biles has yet to comment on the recent ruling but spoke on the incident stating, “My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families” back in 2019.
COURTROOM CHAOS: The family of Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, had an emotional reaction after he was acquitted of all counts for a New Year’s Eve triple homicide. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/gmohlzuM8W pic.twitter.com/kiDyFBg0x2
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) June 16, 2021