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Mother of dead Missouri teen wants officer jailed

Published: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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Lesley McSpadden (center) drops rose petals on the blood stains from her 18-year-old son Michael Brown who was shot and killed by police in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Missouri, near St. Louis on Saturday. McSpadden, told an acquaintance the shooting was “wrong and it was cold-hearted,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. didn’t give the reason for the shooting.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The mother of an 18-year-old black man shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb says she doesn’t understand why police didn’t subdue her son with a club or Taser, and she says the policeman who shot him should be jailed.

Lesley McSpadden says her son, Michael Brown, had graduated from high school and was headed to college.

McSpadden was speaking at the site of the Saturday killing. She says police have not explained why her son was confronted by the officer.

“I would like to see him fired,” McSpadden said Sunday. “I would like to see him go to jail with the death penalty.”

Police say the unarmed man was shot multiple times after a scuffle involving the officer and two people. The officer has been put on leave.

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