Man arrested, charged with murdering mother of 5 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man arrested, charged with murdering mother of 5

Demetrius Lewis (Source: MPD) Demetrius Lewis (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A woman is full of pain as she grieves the loss of her sister, gunned down Monday morning outside of her home.

Lakita Malone now must raise her baby sister Katrina's five children.

"I got to look at my nieces and nephews every day," said Malone. "Look in their faces and say my sister ain't coming back. They say their mother isn't coming back. What are we supposed to do?"

Police said 18-year-old Demetrius "Meechie" Lewis pulled the trigger. He was arrested Tuesday.

"I just want to ask you, why did you take my baby sister from me?" Malone said. "What did she do to you?"

Malone said Katrina's oldest daughter and Lewis were friends, but the family is questioning why he allegedly pulled the trigger.  Police are still working to find a motive for the crime.

Police said Lewis admitted killing Katrina Malone. He faces first-degree murder charges in the killing of Malone.

In the meantime, the mourning family is still trying to understand why.

"It was wrong for what you did," Malone said. "But guess what? God has got something for you."

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