WATCH: Husband of Memphis pastor shot dead in carjacking recounts times his wife was killed WATCH: Husband of Memphis pastor shot dead in carjacking recounts times his wife was killed
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The husband of a Memphis pastor shot dead outside the couple’s Whitehaven home said he wants the two 15-year-olds charged with the murder to be tried as adults.
“I want them all locked up. I don’t want them out on the street,” husband Darrell Eason-Williams said.
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The wife, Autura Eason-Williams, 52, was shot dead in a carjacking outside her home on Whitehaven Lane.
His children told a press conference on Wednesday that they wanted the teenagers to be tried as minors.
“The bs they talk about, they must have bumped their heads or something because they’re in fairy tale land,” said Darrell Eason-Williams, husband of eight years to Autura Eason-Williams .
The husband said he was home when the murder took place. He said his wife was on the phone with another pastor as she pulled into the couple’s driveway.
“The pastor heard my wife screaming and saying no, no, no. And then the shots, six or seven shots,” he said.
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Eason-Williams said his wife had a meeting in Nashville the day of her murder, but once she was 40 miles from her destination, she learned she could do the meeting via Zoom.
“She said, ‘Baby, I can come home early.’ So she chose to see me before I went to work. So she came to zoom to his office and came home early,” he adds.
The husband said his wife was on the phone with another pastor as she pulled into the driveway.
He said he opened his garage and collapsed when he saw his wife.
“…that’s when I saw my wife lying in the aisle…. They say she had a pulse. It didn’t sound like me,” he said.
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