Father: Soldier murdered in GA knew one of the suspects | News
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- The father of a Midlands soldier who was found shot to death behind a home in Georgia last week says his son knew one of the people accused of taking part in the murder.
Perry Pugh said Thursday that Hassan Williams served in the Army with Kiera Graham. Pugh did not know the 22-year-old's relationship with Williams.
Graham and three others remain behind bars in Thomasville. Kimberly Williams, Alvin Davis, Chaquel Cook and Graham face a
list of charges including murder, carjacking and armed robbery.
Williams' funeral was Monday but his mother, Aida, is still waiting for him to ring the doorbell.
"I wait and I wait and I do it to myself," said Aida Williams. "Every morning I watch this door, waiting and I just don't understand why."
"I don't feel sorry for the families," said Williams' father, Perry Pugh. "I have no remorse for them I really don't. I have a lot of hate in my heart right now, I really do. I don't want no mercy for them. They had no mercy for my son."
"Eventually we'll come to terms with what happened but as of right now we can't," said Pugh. "I'm not going to. I don't want to let him go. It's going to be hard for a long, long time."
Pugh said his son was not involved with guns or drugs.
He said after Hassan was honorably discharged from the Army a few weeks ago, he was focused on going to school and providing for his wife and two-year-old daughter.
"I can't let them just do this and be okay. No," said Aida Williams.
The couple said they will be in Georgia for every court appearance.
"If they was to get life in jail it would never be good enough," she said. "Because their family members can go visit them. I have to talk to a grave."
"Justice to me would be having my son back," said Hassan's mother.
There will be a candlelight memorial for Williams at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at his old high school, Brookland-Cayce.
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