ALLEGAN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Family members of a Holland man shot to death in January say the person who pulled the trigger, 18-year-old Davon Walker, should stand trial for murder.
Walker made a deal with prosecutors, and on Monday he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of 22-year-old Derrick Ruff Shingles. Following court proceedings, the victim's mother led a protest of the plea deal, calling it an insult to her family.
"My heart is broken; it's crushed into many small pieces," says Lisa Ruff, the mother of Derrick Ruff-Shingles.
Despite being heartbroken, she came all the way from Chicago to lead the demonstration. She questioned the plea deal given to the man who killed her son.
"They are charging him [Davon Walker] with manslaughter; he should have been charged with first-degree murder," says Ruff.