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‘My Parents Are Grateful I’m Still Alive,’ Says Hawaii Shark Attack Victim Who Also Survived Bear and Rattlesnake Bites

I didn’t know where the shark was, and I didn’t know if he would come after me again,” he told the Star-Advertiser. The bear bit his skull, grabbed his head and dragged him about 12 feet from where he was sleeping. Dylan McWilliams, 20 of Grand Junction, Colorado, was bitten by a shark Thursday while swimming off the island of Kauai. The bear was later euthanized. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
A Colorado man attacked by a shark in Hawaii last week also survived earlier encounters with a bear and a rattlesnake, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The Star-Advertiser reported McWilliams was also bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking in Utah about 3 1/2 years ago. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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-159.526124 This was not McWilliams’ first painful bite from a wild animal. McWilliams said he believes a tiger shark bit him. He suffered several cuts to his leg, KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver reported on Saturday. In fact, it was his third. In July, he was attacked by a bear in Colorado. “That was the scariest part. “My parents are grateful I’m still alive,” he told the newspaper.

Marijuana Growers and Manufacturers Have Yet to Get Approval from City of Los Angeles

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More than 100 shops have already gotten city approval in Los Angeles, but not the companies that have historically furnished them with cannabis, which were supposed to be second in line under a complex set of city regulations passed in December. As 4/20 rolled around Friday — the informal holiday for pot enthusiasts — there was no official word on when that would happen. L.A. Months after California legalized the marijuana business, pot growers and manufacturers lament that they are still locked out of the legal industry in Los Angeles. That has aggravated marijuana growers, manufacturers and other cannabis companies seeking to do business legally in Los Angeles. had originally planned to finish processing their applications by April but has not even started accepting that paperwork. Brown: California Could See a $643M Marijuana Tax Haul in First Full Year of Legalization
City Councilman Mitch Englander Calls for Marijuana ‘Amnesty Boxes’ at LAX Read the full story on LATimes.com. In this file photo from December, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson speaks before a vote on new municipal regulations for the marijuana industry. Legal Weed Industry Generated $9B in Revenue in 2017
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Driver Arrested After Multiple Pedestrians Struck in Downtown L.A.

Just after the crash, investigators had said possibly five people were injured. A man is in custody Monday morning after he struck several pedestrians with his vehicle following a dispute in downtown Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. The driver suspected in the crash was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, LAPD Officer Madison said. (Credit: OnScene.TV)
The incident was reported just before 2:30 a.m. He said the driver then plowed into the five of them. Authorities investigate a crash that left multiple pedestrians injured in downtown Los Angeles on April 23, 2018. Video from the scene showed a white vehicle involved in the incident had come to a stop after crashing into a fence. KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez and Alberto Mendez contributed to this report. Earlier in the day, the crash had only been described as “potentially intentional,” as it was still being investigated, LAPD Sgt. Pazzulla said. 34.052234
-118.243685 near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Vignes Street. He may have been parked and resting just before getting into a dispute with a group of pedestrians, Sgt. Custard said the pedestrians “made contact” with the driver and then a dispute began, though he didn’t say what it was about. Kevin Custard said.

Tenn. Waffle House Shooting Suspect Had Guns Taken Away Twice — Once After Breaching White House Security Barrier

The rifle stayed in the vehicle and no one at the pool asked to press charges, the officer said in the report. “This is an informational report showing the state of mind of Travis Reinking,” the report said. An officer also called Reinking’s father, who was out of state. The pool director told the responding officer that a man in his 20s barged into the pool wearing a pink women’s housecoat, the report states. 35.517491
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Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victims Include College Students, Employee
Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody
Suspected Gunman in Waffle House Shooting Showed Delusional Behavior, Thought Taylor Swift Was Stalking Him Officers gave the firearms and ammo to Reinking’s father, who said he would keep them away from his son, the report states. Reinking, 29, owns at least four firearms, and he’s had his guns taken away from him at least twice. Jeffrey Reinking told the officer he had taken three rifles and a handgun away from his son before and locked them up “when Travis was having problems,” the report states. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Travis Reinking, the suspect in the Nashville-area Waffle House shooting that left four people dead, was still at large Monday after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list. Reinking was living in an apartment above his father’s business, a crane-rental company in Tremont, Illinois. Authorities are warning the public to keep their doors locked and eyes open while he is on the loose. Of those four weapons, one was the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle recovered from the shooting scene at the Waffle House. The swimming pool incident
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released this photo of 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who is a suspect in a shooting that took place at a Waffle House in the Nashville area on April 22, 2018. He was arrested in early July 2017 in Washington, DC, after he breached a White House security barrier and told the US Secret Service he wanted to meet with President Trump. Later in the day, the officer said in his report, “I called back Jeff Reinking and advised him of what happened and when he gets back home he might want to lock the guns back up until Travis gets mental help, which he stated he would.”
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Reinking’s guns were taken away again a few months later. The employee told police that Reinking yelled, “Is this what you f—ing want?” before he threw his rifle in his vehicle’s trunk and left. The two other guns could still be in Reinking’s possession, police said. Another firearm was recovered Sunday from Reinking’s one-bedroom apartment. Police also fear he’s still armed with a rifle and a handgun. In August, the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office seized four firearms and ammunition from Reinking’s apartment along with his state firearm owners identification, according to an incident report. The man dove into the pool, took off the coat and swam around in his underwear. “The officers did not believe they had any legal authority to withhold the weapons,” said Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston on Sunday. After his arrest, the FBI and the Secret Service coordinated with local law enforcement to investigate Reinking and remove firearms from his possession, said Matthew Espenshade, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Nashville office. Later that day, the Tremont Police Department responded to a call at a public pool, according to another incident report. The first time, Reinking’s guns were apparently taken away by his own father. When he got out of the pool, he shouted at lifeguards that he was a man and exposed his genitals to them, the report states. An employee at the business called the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office in June 2017 to report that Reinking came down from his apartment wearing a pink dress and holding a rifle, an incident report states. Meanwhile, several members of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office went to the crane-rental business to speak with Reinking. “We need to be on solid legal ground in order to seize someone’s property.”
Investigators now believe that Jeffrey Reinking returned the guns to his son.

These States Are Observing Confederate Memorial Day Today

A Georgia lawmaker tried to revive Confederate Memorial Day in name in 2017. In Georgia the day has been called “State Holiday” since 2015, when Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. “I’m troubled that in a state made up of 40% people of color, our leadership continues to openly sanction the use of taxpayer funds to endorse a neo-Confederate agenda,” Mississippi Rising Coalition President Lea Campbell said last year in a Facebook post promoting protests of the holiday. Lee’s birthday were struck from the state calendar. It’s been nearly 153 years since the Confederate Army surrendered to Union forces, ending the American Civil War. But it sought to recognize the “four-year struggle for states’ rights, individual freedom and local government control.”
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a proclamation in 2016 declaring April as Confederate Heritage Month in his state. A year later he signed another proclamation with similar language and declared April 24 Confederate Memorial Day to “honor those who served in the confederacy.”
“It is important for all Americans to reflect upon our nation’s past, to gain insight from our mistakes and successes, and to come to a full understanding that the lessons learned yesterday and today will carry us through tomorrow if we carefully and earnestly strive to understand and appreciate our heritage and our opportunities which lie before us,” the proclamation reads. The proposal, which did not gain traction, made no direct reference to slavery or the Civil War. Amid backlash, he defended the proclamation, saying “history deserves study and reflection, no matter how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be,” according to his spokesman. (Credit: Hal Yeager/Getty Images)
Some Southern states still commemorate those who died fighting for secession from the United States over slavery and states’ rights. State government offices are closed today in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. The state holiday list says the official holiday is April 26, but this year it is being observed today. The change in Georgia came amid debate in the South over what to do with Confederate symbols after the killings of nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, by a white supremacist in 2015. But historically, some residents of these states have taken issue with the holiday. In some parts of the South, the debate has prompted a counter-effort to honor Southern heritage and preserve symbols of the Confederacy. A monument to volunteers of the Army of the Republic stands next to a confederate monument covered up by the mayor of Birmingham in Linn Park August 18, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. “It is time to move forward,” she wrote. “We can be proud Southerners and honor our heritage and the sacrifices made by our ancestors without use of taxpayer funds to promote a racially unjust agenda.”

In Reversal, Sen. Kamala Harris Announces She Will Reject Corporate PAC Cash

So I’ve actually made a decision since I had that conversation that I’m not going to accept corporate PAC checks. It also means that all five of the Senate’s top potential candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — including Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — have said they will not accept corporate PAC cash. “It doesn’t make it wrong.”
She continued, acknowledging the legitimacy of his concerns, then explaining her thinking. “I think that money has had such an outside influence on politics, and especially with the Supreme Court determining Citizens United, which basically means that big corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money influencing our campaigns, right? “I appreciate the reason that you’re asking it. I just, I’m not.”
In Sacramento earlier this month, Harris demurred when an audience member asked if she would say “Thanks, but no thanks” to a “corporation or a corporate lobbyist (who) wants to give you money for a campaign.”
“Well, it depends,” Harris replied. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The decision marks a reversal from Harris, who refused at a town hall in Sacramento earlier this month to swear off corporate donations. When asked by co-host Charlamagne Tha God about her earlier response, Harris said she had reconsidered. “And that’s why we have rules that require that any donation that anyone receives needs to be disclosed. Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. California Sen. Kamala Harris, D- California, listens to witnesses during a hearing about the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2018. And I thought about it afterwards,” Harris said. We’re all supposed to have an equal vote, but money has now really tipped the balance between an individual having equal power in an election to a corporation. Kamala Harris will join other leading Democrats in rejecting corporate PAC money, she announced in an interview on Monday. Harris publicized her new position during a visit, taped Friday, with “The Breakfast Club,” a New York radio show. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cory Booker of New Jersey. “I was asked that question (at the town hall) and I wasn’t expecting the question. “It depends.”
His arms crossed at the waist, her questioner declared this the “wrong answer.”
“Well, that’s not the answer you want to hear,” Harris said. So that you can do an assessment, and the voters can do an assessment, and look at where the contributions come from and make your decisions about whether those contributions have influenced the way that people act and the way that people vote.”
But her position rankled the party’s increasingly influential progressive wing. They promised to forswear corporate PAC money in separate announcements, just a few hours apart (Gillibrand going first), back on February 13. 36.778261
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Harris’ decision follows those of her colleagues and fellow 2020 Democratic presidential prospects Sens. I do appreciate that,” Harris said. Republicans pounced, too, with the conservative America Rising PAC emailing out video and a transcript of the exchange to reporters.

Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s Pick to Be Secretary of State, Faces Key Senate Committee Vote

Need more Republicans!” Trump tweeted. This has been discussed among some Democrats, however, aides say that as of this point, almost certainly will not occur. Doug Jones of Alabama and independent Sen. “Hard to believe Obstructionists May vote against Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. RELATED: Pompeo sets an irreversible course to meet Kim that Trump may not want
There’s a difference between voting against a nominee and blocking other, non-committee senators from their own vote on the floor, the aides point out. Trump tweeted about the opposition Pompeo in the hours before his vote. Joe Donnelly of Indiana released a statement supporting Pompeo. Sen. Pompeo can still — and is expected to — advance for a full floor vote, where his supporters believe he’ll be able to advance, as three Senate Democrats have said they’ll vote for him. They are maxing out the time on approval process for all, never happened before. That means even if Sen. The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people, including the Ambassador to Germany. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who has voiced concerns about Pompeo, ends up voting no, Pompeo should still be able to win confirmation. But Republicans have countered that the opposition is driven far more by Democratic dislike for the President than the nominee himself. There are two other currently undecided senators who caucus with the Democrats who are viewed as on the fence and possible yes votes: Sen. Of the committee’s 21 members, all 10 Democrats plus one Republican, Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, tweeted Monday that he’d support Pompeo as well. It’s something supporters have touted as another example of why Pompeo is ready for the job as the country’s top diplomat. Rand Paul of Kentucky, have said they’ll vote against him. That means if all who are opposed to the nomination are opposed to sending it to the floor at all, even unfavorably, Pompeo has a really big problem. Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, is a “yes,” which means he’d have the votes if all other Republicans — minus Paul — vote in favor. Angus King of Maine. Sen.  

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo Secretly Met With Kim Jong Un in North Korea: Source
Trump Fires Rex Tillerson, Names CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Next Secretary of State Democrats, for their part, have raised concerns with what they view as Pompeo’s hawkish posture on foreign policy and lack of willingness to stand up to Trump, who has a well documented close relationship with the current CIA chief. Several senior Democratic aides CNN has spoken to say it’s unlikely that path will be pursued. In the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, however, the numbers on the panel are against him. As for the full Senate vote, senior GOP aides are comfortable Pompeo will win enough support in his floor vote, after three Democrats said they’ll vote for him. Keep an eye on this piece of protocol: the committee technically has to approve sending the nomination to the floor unfavorably. That puts Pompeo in line for a historic distinction: the first secretary of state nominee not to win a favorable recommendation from the committee, according to the Senate Historian’s office. And shortly after, Sen. President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of state faces a key committee vote Monday evening, where Mike Pompeo is not expected to have enough support for a favorable recommendation, a distinction not seen before in recorded US history for a nominee to be the nation’s top diplomat. Pompeo, a former congressman who graduated first in his class from the US military academy and received a degree from Harvard law, has moved into a central role in the Trump administration’s negotiations with North Korea, secretly meeting with the country’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un earlier in the month.

After Losing 2 Sons in One Night to Opioids, Indiana Mother Makes It Her Life’s Work to Fight the Crisis

Keeping their memory alive
After their first speaking engagement, more speaking requests came in. “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. In the meantime, she continues to spread her message to protect other families and keep her sons’ memories alive. “He was unresponsive. Savage now estimates that she has spoken in front of 23,000 students. Savage says the boys had never been in trouble with drinking or drugs. They started the 525 Foundation, named after the boys’ hockey numbers (Jack’s 5 and Nick’s 25) in order to share their story and prevent “another family from having to endure the pain” they experienced. She also wants to spread awareness about the abuse of medication. So, I agreed to do it, and over 200 people showed up. “By me telling their story, they’re still able to make a difference in the lives of others. And when you think that one of those pills could take a life, that could potentially be a lot of lives saved.”
Savage hopes to install permanent pill drop-off boxes across her community soon. There can’t be a better goal than that.”

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As the Savage family continues to spread their message, they are finding that they are not alone. It was just overwhelming.”
That’s when the family realized the impact their story could have on others. The first responders arrived and tried to resuscitate Jack, and then Savage noticed one of them going downstairs to the basement. I called 911, and I remember hollering for Nick, for him to come up, and how he never came.”
Nick, her eldest son, was downstairs sleeping in the basement with friends. “If you think about how much one pill weighs, that’s a lot of pills collected. They did not discuss their loss publicly until Becky was asked to speak at a local town hall about underage drinking. “In different communities, there are still people who are unaware of the dangers. The determined mother hopes to influence lawmakers to create stricter laws around prescription drugs. They’ve teamed up with local law enforcement to hold pill drop-offs, where people can safely dispose of unused prescription drugs to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.”
The Savage family, from left to right: Justin, Nick, Mike, Matthew, Becky and Jack. They just happened to make “a bad choice that unfortunately cost them their lives.”
For the next year, the Savage family — Becky, husband Mike and two younger sons, Justin and Matthew — worked on healing and picking up the pieces. After I get done talking to them, the first thing they say is they’re going to go home and clean out their medicine cabinets.”
Taking it to the streets
One of the biggest ways the Savage family and the 525 Foundation are making a difference is by trying to help clean up their own community. She was also invited to testify before a US Senate committee dealing with the opioid crisis. The Indiana mom’s two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys came home about 12:30 a.m. That’s the last thing that I remember that day.”
A tragic consequence
The boys were pronounced dead. Both had accidentally overdosed on hydrocodone and alcohol. Someone at one of the graduation parties had passed around the prescription pills. “I had never spoken publicly before, and I was assured there would be maybe between 15 and 20 people there. The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. The Savage family decided to turn their tragedy into a positive force. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up. After only three of these events, they’ve collected over 1,500 pounds of pills. And then I remember one of them coming up and asking for a coroner. “I had no idea at that point what they were doing in our basement. The next morning, as Savage was picking up laundry in Jack’s room, she noticed that he wasn’t stirring as she tried to wake him.

Monday Forecast: Slightly Cooler, Still Plenty of Sunshine

Henry DiCarlo has KTLA’s forecast on April 23, 2018. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
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9 Dead, 16 Injured After Van Plows Into Pedestrians in Toronto; Incident Appears Intentional, Source Says

One witness, who was driving at the time, said he at first thought the driver was having a heart attack until he saw the white van speeding and striking people on the sidewalk. Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said there are some casualties from the collisions, but didn’t offer details. “About 20 seconds after that, I came upon a crowd of about 30 people … probably about five people on the ground, bleeding,” he said, adding that pedestrians were performing CPR. ‘She’s face down on the concrete’
Another witness, Christian Ali, said he came onto the scene and saw bodies and evidence of the destruction. Breaking news update
Nine people are dead and 16 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto, police said. The suspected driver was in custody and the van has been located, Toronto Police media representative Gary Long said. Authorities have not said publicly if the vehicle collisions were intentional. We’re obviously going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours,” he said. “It’s a nightmare.”
Bersat Noorai, the manager of Taftan Kebab, said he saw the white van hit the bench in front of his restaurant. He first saw a man unconscious at the side of the road and figured it was a terrible accident after he saw debris from a car. Chelsea Luelo, who works at Capriccio Café, saw the incident and said she thought the driver was hitting people intentionally. The vehicle was going 60 to 70 kph, he estimated. “Two blocks over, I saw another gentleman unconscious in the middle of the road and a policeman leaning over him holding his neck,” Ali said. He then ran outside and saw two or three people on the ground. Seven patients from the incident were received at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “She’s face down on the concrete, a lot of fluid coming out of her head,” Ali said. Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there have been multiple casualties. He said he did not see the initial collision but saw the aftermath. Irshad works at an Esso gas station about a block from where the van is reported to have driven onto the sidewalk. “Our hearts go out to anyone affected. 43.653226
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The driver of a white van collided with multiple pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto on Monday, leaving numerous people injured along a trail of destruction stretching up to a mile, officials said. “And then, just pandemonium broke loose, just everyone was going crazy,” he said. “My thoughts are with those affected by this incident and the front-line responders who are working to help those injured,” he said. About a block up, he saw a woman who looked like she had died. One witness told CNN network partner CTV that he was out for a cigarette when he saw the van hit a man walking through the intersection. A law enforcement official briefed on the situation in Toronto tells CNN the incident is believed to be deliberate. In recent years, individuals have driven vehicles into crowds of pedestrians in fatal attacks in major cities including Barcelona, New York, London and Nice. A witness, Raj Irshad, said he saw multiple bodies on the ground. One man, who appeared to be in his early 20s, was losing a lot of blood, and Noorai said he brought him a towel and water and called 911. Prime Minister Trudeau: ‘Our hearts go out to anyone affected’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said early Monday afternoon that he was just learning about the incident. The incident happened in the North York area at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said. ‘Pandemonium broke loose’
Mary Tan shared two photos showing people injured in the incident. “He’s just hitting people one by one, going down,” the witness said. Powell said the suspect covered between a half-mile and a mile in the vehicle. “It looked like he was going straight, halfway through the sidewalk,” Luelo said.

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Retrial

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The ‘Feastly’ Experience With Chef Bruce Kalman

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Top Chef Alum Chef Bruce Kalman of Pasadena’s Union and Grand Central Market’s Knead & Co Pasta Bar + Market and new concept The House of Machines joined us live with a taste of his upcoming event with Feastly. Pepcid has teamed up with Feastly to create a series of unforgettable culinary experiences. For more information on the event including how you can get tickets, click HERE. For more info on Bruce Kalman and all his restaurants, recipes and more, visit his website. On Tuesday, April 24, Chef Bruce Kalman will be the featured chef and will prepare a five-course meal (menu overview below) at The Idea Loft in Los Angeles. Feastly connects passionate chefs with adventurous eaters seeking more authentic dining experiences by offering unique meals served in chefs’ supper clubs, testing kitchens and homes.

Mother of Man Who Was Randomly Stabbed to Death in Ventura Restaurant While Holding Daughter Speaks Out

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Father Dies After Being Randomly Stabbed in Neck While Dining With 5-Year-Old Daughter in Lap Near Ventura Promenade The mother of a Ventura man who was randomly stabbed to death while dining at a beachside restaurant with his daughter on his lap was still grappling this weekend with the loss of a man she described as “a good husband and a loving father.”
Anthony Mele is seen in an undated photo posted to a GoFundMe campaign. “It was so quick, my son turned and was stabbed while he’s holding his daughter.”
Read the full story on LATimes.com. Anthony Mele Jr., 35, was having dinner with his wife, Hana, and their 5-year-old daughter, Willow, at the Aloha Steakhouse on the city’s promenade Wednesday night when a homeless man walked up and stabbed Mele in the neck, police said. Mele was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, authorities said. The suspect “came in and straight up stabbed him,” Rebecca Mele, 57, the victim’s mother, said in an interview with The Times on Sunday.