WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –
The guy accused of killing Carlton Whitley made his first court appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom Tuesday early morning.
Antonio Beatty, 21, showed no remorse as he gazed, grinned, as well as stuck his tongue out at the victim’s household.
Whitley’s fiancee, daughter, and sis were all present. They raged about Beatty’s actions.
“I feel like justice has to be served. He don’t care clearly. He showed that his self in court that he do not care, that he do not have no remorse for exactly what he did, and he has to be charged,” Whitley’s fiancee, Octavia Bryant said keeping back tears.” He has to decrease for this. This is wrong. He took my child’s daddy from her. She do not deserve that and after that you’re going to stick your tongue out at a five-month-old? She is a baby!”
Whitley’s sis, Ebony Silman, said she is outraged by what occurred.
“He has to be dead. He needs the chair,” Silman said passionately. “He don’t care, he eliminated a life and do not care.”
In a jailhouse interview, Beatty said he was being taunted which’s the reason that he responded the way he did.
“I mean I’m upset myself, however they ain’t have no right to stick their tongue out at me, they ain’t have no right to stick their middle finger up at me. F *** y’ all, they fortunate I didn’t do more than that,” Beatty said.
Beatty’s family had more of a remorseful tone.
“We understand they are grieving and the individual who stuck his tongue out to them in the courtroom, we do unknown that person,” Beatty’s uncle Anthony said. “We deeply ask forgiveness for that, however at the exact same time, I understand my nephew and he’s a good guy, never remained in difficulty previously, never none of that. So as far as what happened we do unknown, he did it for sure, however if he did it I can assure ya’ll it wasn’t deliberately his fault.”
Beatty’s household said he isn’t really entirely accountable for the murder.
Beatty said he will plead not guilty. He included that he has two children and is most harmed that he is losing them.
Beatty is arresteded for first-degree murderin the July shooting death of 25-year-old Carlton Whitley. Whitley’s body was found near Metting Roadway in Wilmington. Beatty might face the death penalty if convicted. He will be appointed an attorney and is being held without bond.
Whitley’s family said they will certainly be at every court appearance and will do whatever it brings to get the toughest charge.
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