Michael Brown’s Mother: ‘He Wanted to Kill Someone’

Michael Brown’s Mother: ‘He Wanted to Kill Someone’

In their first interviews since the grand jury decision was announced earlier this week, Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr. made appearances on Wednesday’s “CBS This Morning” and NBC’s “Today,” alongside their attorney Benjamin Crump, to offer their reactions to that decision and the subsequent interview Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson gave to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

McSpadden questioned Wilson explanation for what led to his actions.

“I don’t believe a word of it,” she said. “I know my son far too well. He would never do anything like that. He would never provoke anyone to do anything to him and he would never do anything to anybody. I don’t believe a word of it.”

McSpadden alleged that instead, Wilson was looking to kill someone.

“He didn’t do what he had to do, he did what he wanted to do,” McSpadden said. “[I] don’t think he wanted to kill my son, but he wanted to kill someone … His conscience was clear? How could your conscience be clear after killing someone, even if it was an accidental death? We couldn’t even have my son’s organs donated. You understand that?”

In the “Today” appearance, McSpadden called Wilson’s comments “injury after insult” and “disrespectful.”


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