A grieving family in Houston is currently waiting for the remains of their loved one to be brought back in the state after she was accidentally shot in an apartment in Atlanta.
According to the Gwinnett County Police, Carlether Foley, 36, died from a gunshot wound to the head in her apartment in Duluth, Georgia, on Sept. 26.
Her son, 17, said that he was the one who discovered Foley’s body in bed.
Authorities confirmed that they found a bullet hole in the wall of the apartment.
Suspect Says His Gun Went Off While Cleaning the Weapon
Maxwell Williamson, 22, told police that his gun went off while he was cleaning the weapon and said he had forgotten that there was a bullet in the chamber.
The 22-year-old was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. Williamson is currently in jail, with no bond.
Family Grieves; Working To Bring Foley’s Remains Back To Texas
Foley’s son, Keyandre, is currently staying with his grandmother Jacquline Foley in Southeast Texas.
Expressing their heartbreak over the tragic death, Jacquline told ABC13 that she didn’t know what to do.
“I’ve never experienced the hurt, the pain that I’m feeling. I don’t know what to do.”
“You had no right to take my baby from me. You had no business taking her life away from her child. He’s 17 years old. This is his last year in school. You have hurt my family. You have taken my baby.”
Keyandre called his mom a hero, saying she worked tirelessly to provide for them.
“It doesn’t feel real. I found my mama by myself,” said her son. “I just don’t get it. I don’t understand. She doesn’t bother anybody. My mama didn’t do nothing.”
The family is currently working to bring Foley’s body back to southeast Texas to conduct a proper funeral for her, according to George Foley, the brother of the victim.
They have also set up a GoFundMe to help with their expenses.