Mother of slain Holt basketball star speaks out

Mother of slain Holt basketball star speaks out
Jalen Merriweather. (Source: Merriweather Family)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Angela Merriweather, the mother of slain Holt basketball star Jalen Merriweather, says her son had big plans. That was until Jalen was shot and killed last Friday night trying to protect his sister as she was being confronted by Donald Robertson.

According to Captain Kip Hart of Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide, Jalen's sister was being pistol-whipped by Robertson. It was then that Merriweather intervened and was shot by Robertson, who remains on the loose and is considered armed & dangerous.

Jalen was a star basketball player at Holt High School in Tuscaloosa, where on Monday grief counselors were made available to students.

Jalen's mother talked with us on Monday evening and told us, "My son is hoopin' in heaven. God's got him."

You can watch her interview in the video above.

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