Woman seeking answers in son's shooting death three years ago
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
A Little Rock woman is still looking for answers in her son’s mysterious death three years ago.
To Veronica Burnett, it feels like just yesterday 25-year-old Richard Winston Jr. passed away the night of November 14, 2014.
But it all began 12 excruciating hours beforehand leading up to Richard’s death.
Veronica woke up to the sound of screeching tires in the early morning hours, and came across her son, slumped over in his car with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
“He knew who shot him. He knew who shot him because every time I would ask him who shot him, he would get ready to tell me who but then he would just shut down. He was exhausted and he was tired,” Veronic said.
Richard had been hanging out with four friends—now referred to as persons of interest.
But the frustration of not knowing who is responsible for her son’s death is what keeps Veronica up at night. She says she hasn’t even begun to grieve over her dead son because she wants the truth more than anything.
With no answers, Veronica is only left to guess what in the world lead up to her son’s death.
“I went down to his grave and I just screamed and hollered at him like a mother would be fussing at their child. I’m like, ‘Why didn’t you say something? Why didn’t you tell me?’”
Veronica believes jealousy fueled the attack. She says doctors found horse tranquilizers in her son’s system, which she believes was laced in with his weed.