MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man accused of helping Brandon Webber during an armed robbery appeared in court Monday.
T’Andre Morris was arrested Friday by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force -- the same task force that shot and killed by U.S. Marshals in Frayser last month. His death set off a night of violent protests.
Morris, 22, was found at a home near Mt. Moriah and Hickory Hill.
Prosecutors said Morris was the second suspect in an armed robbery in DeSoto County. Prosecutors said the two men met a man in Hernando to buy a car before shooting him five times and taking off with the car.
During Morris’s court appearance Monday, he and his attorney, Art Horne, signed paperwork to move his case to Mississippi as quickly as possible.
"We're hoping that we'll get him a bond quickly and we'll start working on fighting this case," said Horne. "We feel firmly and we feel confident that he will be exonerated."
Morris' mother, Shelby County Schools board member Stephanie Love, spoke out about Webber's death.
“We don’t know what happened, but as a mother of two male black children, our black boys are continuing to be gunned down, whether it be by their friends or by the police,” Love said. “We need answers. If Brandon was wrong, we need answers. If the U.S. marshals were wrong, we need answers, and that’s all that we are asking.”
A month later, it's Love's son who faces charges.
“All I ask is that the media respect the privacy of my family and that the justice system prove him guilty or innocent,” Love said after Morris’ first court appearance Monday.
Horne expects Morris to be transferred to Mississippi in about a week.