|Joshua Smith, age 14|
One night, while Robinson slept and, in another room, Robinson's fiance, Chiko Lewis and the couple's 5-year old daughter slept, Joshua took Lewis' shotgun and shot his mother to death.
Lewis and the 5-year old escaped.
Joshua was captured soon afterward.
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"He just wanted to hang with the thugs," [Tamiko's brother] Roberts said, sitting on the front porch of the home on Burns, just off Gratiot Avenue, as he was holding a family picture of them. "The first thing that came to mind was he did it because of what they were going through."
Every gun in the hand of a child must first pass through the hand of an adult.
Roberts said the boy, who is on the swim team and ROTC at Kettering High School, broke into an office in the home to get a gun owned by his mother's fiance.