'He wanted to kill': Michael Brown's mother insists Ferguson cop Darren Wilson is lying

The Michael Brown 'Hands Up' Debate Continues
The Michael Brown 'Hands Up' Debate Continues


Michael Brown's mother doesn't believe a single word Darren Wilson said in a recent interview, and the slain teen's father called the integrity of the beleaguered cop's entire career into question.

Lesley McSpadden told NBC's "Today" that Wilson's "crazy ... disrespectful" account of the events that led to him shooting dead her son on August 9 are "insult after injury." The grieving mother also insisted that Wilson "wanted to kill someone."

The devastated woman's comments came one day after Wilson told ABC News that he has "a clean conscience" following a grand jury's decision to not indict him for the murder.

"I don't believe a word of it," McSpadden told "CBS This Morning." "I know my son far too well, he would never [attack a cop], he would never provoke anyone to do anything to him, and he would never do anything to anybody."

Wilson has insisted in both grand jury testimony and to ABC that Brown repeatedly hit him in the face and made him fear for his life. The police officer says he had no choice but to shoot Brown dead as he furiously charged towards him.

McSpadden is calling into question whether Brown ever attacked Wilson.

"My son does not have a history of violence, one image does not paint an image of a person's entire life," she told CBS.

If something happened in that store – and that's a big if – it could have been dealt with," she continued. "But you didn't have to do what you did. He didn't do what he had to do, he did what he wanted to do.

"I don't think he wanted to kill my son, but he wanted to kill someone," she angrily insisted. "His conscience is clear? How could your conscious be clear after killing somebody even if it was an accidental death?"

Michael Brown Sr. was with McSpadden for both interviews, their outrage carried over to NBC's "Today Show."

"Who in their right mind would charge an officer who has his gun drawn?" The father asked. "It sounds crazy."

McSpadden called Wilson's statements about her son's demeanor during the altercation "insult after injury, so disrespectful."

She also insisted to CBS that not a single local official has approached her to offer condolences or an apology, regardless of the grand jury outcome.

"We've just been disrespected all the way around," said Brown Sr., adding that Wilson has always been "known for falsifying his reports."

McSpadden was inconsolable towards the end of the CBS interview, even breaking down into tears at one point.

"We couldn't even have our sons organs donated, you understand that?" she said. "They wrong, they know they wrong."

Attorney Benjamin Crump also said that a civil lawsuit is on the way.

"This family plans to exhaust every possible legal option for justice."

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