2. He spoke about his mother’s death outside Hadiya Pendleton’s funeral.
While Wilson — who is currently being held at Cook County Jail without bail — hasn’t had a chance to enter a please in his murder case, he did speak out about his mother’s death a year ago, outside Hadiya Pendleton‘s funeral.
Hadiya Pendleton was a 15-year-old Chicago honor student who was gunned down in late January at a park as a result of gang violence. The teen had just performed at President Obama’s second inauguration the week prior to the shooting.
“My mother, she was a neighborhood woman. A guy entered her home and murdered her,” Wilson told WGN News in February 2013, “just to steal.”