Pedestrian Bridge Shooting Suspect Appears In Court
Shamari Richards' family was also at the hearing and spoke about his deathPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED Jul. 23, 2013
Omaha, NE -- Terrece Cox, the man suspected of a deadly shooting on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, appeared in court on Tuesday.
Shamari Richards, 26, was shot and killed during a fight on May 29. Cox is the man police believe pulled the trigger.
"It's really hard to hear that stuff, to hear that he had to suffer and go through that pain," said Ontaria Monroe, Richards' sister.
Monroe was in the court room Tuesday as Cox, who faces several charges including second degree murder, and Billy Kellogg, who is charged as an accessory, appeared at a hearing.
"I just want my brother's death to be brought to justice," said Monroe. "He shouldn't have died like that. Nobody deserves to die like that. It's not right. I just want everything to be okay."
Witnesses said Kellogg's girlfriend had a gun in her purse. Cox pulled it out when they were approached by a group. A fight then broke out.
Three people were shot. Richards was the only one who didn't survive.
"He was the best brother I could possibly wish for," said Monroe. "He's always there for people. He was always laughing. There was never a dull moment with us. He was always there when I needed him, no matter what."
Monroe said she is going to return the favor by making sure her brother's killer is brought to justice.
"No one deserves to feel like that," she said. "No family should have to go through this, and I'm just glad that we are starting this trial and getting the process going already."
Judge Edna Atkins bound the case over to district court.
Kellogg and Cox are still in jail.