Hampton mom pleads for son's killer to come forward

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by Eric Kane, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 12:30 AM

HAMPTON -- A heartbroken mother is pleading with her son's accused killer to turn himself in.

Margaret Eaddy says the past few days have been unbearable. 

Hampton Police say Jonathan Coles, 28, was shot and killed outside of a home on Newport News Avenue in Hampton early Saturday morning.

Police have identified Kwaume Edwards, 25, as a suspect in the deadly shooting.

"I just want you to know that when on May 17, you changed my whole life," said an emotional Eaddy through tears. "You changed my grandbaby's whole life." 

Police have not released a motive for the killing, but Eaddy says money might have played a part.

"If you [Edwards] needed some cash or whatever then you could've just asked him give me a couple of dollars," said Eaddy. "If that was the motive, money? That's just so sad."

Eaddy says her son did have run-ins with the law, but was focused on turning his life around for the young children he leaves behind.

"He decided he would go back to school," explained Eaddy. "I know it's only by the grace of god that he got the funds to go back to college."

Police are still searching for Edwards. And while Eaddy is left with only memories of her beloved son, she says she's finally able to forgive the man who's accused of killing him.

"The best way I can feel as though that I can, you know, have comfort is to just forgive him, just to forgive him and go on."

If you have any information on Edwards whereabouts, call the Crimeline at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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