'That's my only child:' Mother of 26-year-old shot in Durham demands end to gun violence
Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 26-year-old man who was shot and killed in Durham over the weekend. His mother and one of his children shared memories of Otha Watson -- and how they reacted when they got news of his murder.Posted — Updated
Otha Watson died Sunday afternoon after being shot earlier that day. Now, his mother is demanding an end to all the gun violence.
After hearing the worst news a mother could hear, she said she started to panic.
"I lost it. I didn’t know what to do," said said. "I was shivering and shaking. That’s my only child."
One of Watson's four young children has been asking why this happened – why they no longer have a dad.
Watson's mother remains strong for her grandchildren. They reflect on the funny, charismatic and genuine man they remember.
The family is planning a private memorial ceremony in his honor.
The three men arrested in connection to this deadly shooting were each charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. They have been placed in Durham County Jail without bond.
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