After being charged with felony murder, the two adolescents accused of killing a high school football star outside a Dave & Buster’s in Georgia on October 5 while he was out on a date showed up in court.
Investigators think DeWitt and Richardson got into an argument before the shooting. They don’t expect to make any further arrests in this case.
Bailey Reidling, 20, the girlfriend of the deceased boy, stated that DeWitt could have known the suspects after seeing them only a few days previously at the Dave & Buster’s.
According to a person who spoke to Reidling, DeWitt had gone to an entertainment restaurant when Bryan and Richardson approached him and asked if he had any marijuana.
How the suspects knew DeWitt would be at the Dave & Buster’s on October 5 is unknown, she said.
The funeral for DeWitt will take place on Wednesday at 6 o’clock at the Jefferson High School arena.
In order to support DeWitt’s family at this difficult time, a GoFundMe page has been created. The page has amassed more than $45,000 as of this writing. Jeffrey Tutterow made a donation of $20,000 to the charity.
Reidling claims that after her lover Elijah De Witt was fatally shot in front of Lawrenceville’s Sugarloaf Mills Mall on October 5, she unsuccessfully looked for a pulse.
“I hurry over to Elijah, and he’s on the ground. I walk straight up to him, and he mouths to me. The last thing he uttered to me was “help,” she recalled, according to Fox News.
I was alarmed when I discovered that there was nothing abnormal with his pulse.
Reidling’s screaming may be overheard during a 911 call.
Reidling claimed to be in a state of shock and claims that she found it difficult to know what to do as Dewitt bled freely.
Reidling remarked, “You’re screaming right now because you’re in shock.” He just got shot, some sweet woman said as she rounded the corner. Settle down. I dialed 911. They have already started traveling.
When DeWitt was killed, he was out on a date with Reidling, his girlfriend of four years, as well as his friends Oscar and Angel.
DeWitt handed Reidling his credit card, instructed her to purchase lunch, and then gave her a kiss when she entered the restroom while the two couples were inside a Dave & Buster’s.
DeWitt was shot after the four of them had just been at the restaurant for around 15 minutes.
After a few minutes, Reidling and Angel couldn’t locate their dates, so they frantically dialed their numbers until Oscar picked up.
Reidling described Oscar’s panicked response, which consisted of only the word “outside,” in an interview with DailyMail.com.
Oscar was on his knees as Angel and Reidling ran outside. They quickly discovered Dewitt next to him, taking his last breath.
Reidling claims that despite her suffering, she is choosing to forgive DeWitt’s murderers in the manner of his parents.
Elijah would have forgiven them, despite the fact that it could appear like he wouldn’t if you’re one of his friend’s pals or you saw him play since he’s a fearsome player. Reidling said, “I’m going to.
“Something in my heart is urging me to.” I don’t have any animosity against them. Anger? Yes.’
Reidling said that her deceased football player lover had stayed the night before his passing at her flat. Reidling left for work the next morning while Dewitt went to practice.
He contacted me to say that his practice was the finest one ever, according to Reidling.
After that, DeWitt went golfing with his buddies before going on the double date.
The football standout was a freshman, the lovebirds were three years apart in age, and they attended Jefferson High School together for one year.
Reidling decided to enroll at Georgia Southern University in order to be near DeWitt.
Reiding paid a moving homage to her partner on Monday in her mourning. Reidling concluded eight pages of remembrance with a picture of her and her partner of more than four years embracing in light of the DeWitts’ viewing on Tuesday and burial on Wednesday.
In a dedication on October 10, Reidling penned, “They say you aren’t allowed to question God, but dammit.” “I never imagined that I would have to write this.” I understand that you couldn’t have prevented what occurred, but dammit, why did you abandon me?
Reidling stated, “None of this is real to me yet, so I feel like I’m trapped.” I don’t trust any of it because I had a long-a**ed dream, I’m expecting a text from you, a call from you, or a snap from you.
I need you to be with me, Elijah, she said. “I need you here to tell me if I’m being dramatic, to hold me even when I don’t want to be hugged, to kiss me and tell me everything will be well, to tell me to come inside and simply lie on the bed when I’m feeling psychologically or physically unwell. When I’m terrified, I need you here as protection.
Reidling thought back on her relationship with DeWitt in the past, but these were only recollections. She relied on the football star to welcome her in the morning and evening and to explain complex concepts to her, such as how bitcoin works.
After the perpetrators were taken into custody, the distraught girlfriend said she was relieved, but she was more concerned about losing DeWitt.
She commented, “Damn, I would give everything to be able to rush you again. I used to despise how you would move so slowly while we were rushing. I don’t care if you call me egotistical; half of me is missing and I don’t have my Elijah.
Reidling, who recalled DeWitt’s bright spirit, said that some people who knew him referred to him as a “gentle giant.”
Elijah was a light; he didn’t speak much, but he left his mark in every space he entered. He helped me become more resilient, and he
As a last request, Reidling said, “Make sure our home in heaven appears precisely like we planned our first house to look when we are “multi-millionaires,” at least until I receive my wings to be with you again.”
Nearly a hundred people came on Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of DeWitt. They were come to pay respects to the Jefferson High School student.
Elijah’s mother, Dawn Erwitt, told Fox News that it was “definitively the saddest day of my life.” His life “simply came to a crashing end utterly in seconds.”
Erwitt said that her kid was committed to football and worked hard to be the best.
His ultimate objective was to play Division 1 football, and he was prepared to do whatever it would take to achieve that.
Dawn and her husband Craig have pardoned their son’s suspected murderers despite losing him.
According to Craig, forgiveness belongs to the forgiver. “We don’t want hatred in this home,” someone said.
On his father’s birthday, Elijah passed away, according to 11Alive News.