WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-- ”Peace. The pressure just left me."
That’s Clinton Jones's response to hearing a guilty verdict against former police officer Nouman Raja in the shooting death of his son Corey. "It was very hard to see my son laying there all shot up, it was real tough, it was real tough.”
Jones recounted how his son, a musician, died while waiting for roadside assistance on I-95, before being approached by armed undercover officer Raja.
Even after the verdict he still had questions for the former officer:
”Why didn’t you let my son live?
”You had the opportunity to let him go, but you decided to do something else and you took his life and because of that you’re in the predicament that you’re in now.”
He also had words for the jurors ”Thank God that they listened."
He added: ”This was about justice. This was about the truth and their truth caught up with him.”