The IDOC covered-up their murder of Brandon Lewis, or so they think


The following video, streamed live on December 24, 2023, features Sheila Arnold describing the murder of her son, Brandon Lewis, who was imprisoned at Indiana’s Wabash “Correctional” Facility.

We share this important interview as part of the lead-up to a FOCUS Families Initiatives event featururing Ms. Arnold on March 2 at 6 pm.


Jay Rene: Hello, ladies and gentlemen, it is Jay Rene, and this is a special edition of This Week in Black. I know that it’s been a while since you’ve seen me. I was going to wait until the beginning of the year to, I mean, the beginning of the new year to come out, but I had a special request by Miss Shelia Arnold. She lost her son at Wabash Correctional Facility, and she wanted to have an opportunity to talk about that and present what happened to her son to the people.

This is a show that has a specific purpose. My sister in love, okay, I call all of those sisters that I’ve met during this work, and just in life that aren’t from my parents, we don’t share the same parents. She wanted to have an opportunity to talk about what happened to her son in Indiana at the hands of Wabash Correctional Facility. Her name is Sheila Arnold and y’all have seen her before.

I’m going to bring her on and give her an opportunity to talk about the things that happen with her son. I wrote about it in State vs. Us magazine, and it gives it in a lot of detail what happened, and we also have interviewed about it and have done some lives and things like that, but we wanted to give her an opportunity to really discuss what happened at a deeper level. This is something that she thinks about every day.

And, I think that it’s important that we stand behind her and the support that she needs, and not only maybe helping her to be able to get some resolution with what happened with her son, but to help prevent this from happening in the future.

Yeah, welcome back sis.

Shelia Arnold: Thank you, pretty new at this.

Jay Rene: It’s okay.

Shelia Arnold: Thank you for having me.

Jay Rene: We’re broadcasting live on YouTube and across Facebook. I appreciate you for being here today. How you feeling?

Shelia Arnold: Appreciate you having me. Well, I’m kind of, you know, I have double feelings. You know, this is the holiday, but I am a woman of God. I love Christ. So, you know, I’m fleshly in spirit, but I’m doing pretty good this evening. And you bring me on live, that makes me feel, you know, a whole lot better. And I just so appreciate your support, because it helps me to continue, you know, to move through my situation.

Jay Rene: You definitely have my support. And you have the support of many others that aren’t here tonight, but they definitely are here in spirit. A lot of brothers and sisters know the story of what happened to your son, and they’re here for you and have compassion, most definitely. But I know that you wanted to have an opportunity to really talk about what happened and to get more of the word out there so more people can be aware of what happened with him.

And I know you also want to talk about the story, possibly, if possible, to prevent this from happening again at Wabash Correctional. A little back history, Wabash, that whole area, Terre Haute is the name of the area, has had issues when it comes to race relations, it’s had issues when it comes to the facility there at Wabash, when it comes to violence against prisoners and things like that.

So, they have a history of these type of things. And unfortunately, they added your son to that list. Can you tell the people about the type of man that your son was?

Shelia Arnold: Well, my son, first of all, I just want to say when he was a little boy, I took him to church and he would try to get baptized three or four times. And that’s when I knew that God was in him. He would always help people.

No matter what, no matter what, he had a good heart and he had a beautiful smile. A lot of people loved him. A lot of people mourned his death. And my son, you know, he was in pain himself. He was like a human being because he lost my sister. She was stabbed 17 times by her husband and that hurt him very deeply. It left a scar on him and we had to come together, you know, go through that together. And my son, we became very close. And my son, he grew up with pain in his heart, you know, a human being. And I say that because a lot of, you know, young men or men that are incarcerated, you know, everybody has a past, but they are still the human being. He still, you know, he loved kids. He had five children and he cared and loved his children, tried to provide for his children.

And it’s his grandfather, his sisters and brothers, because I took in my sister’s six children and they had a ball. He was like the jokes that made people laugh all the time. He was a singer. He made music, he sang songs, and he even got a picture, you know, so my page with, I think it’s Master P. So he loved music, he loved to sing. Yeah, he was… he had a really, really good heart. He had a good heart.

Jay Rene: Okay, so how long had Brandon been incarcerated before this happened, and how was his incarceration going?

Shelia Arnold: Well, I remember Brandon telling me that, “Mom, I think that they are trying to hurt me.” And then he said, “I think they’re trying to kill me,” because he was a good boy. He was not the one to try to really go along with the system of being on the inside, the way they were treating him. Things like, one time they whipped a dog up on purpose and let the dog walk across his bed. And he told, telling me some things that went on in the prison.

And another time he went to church, like I said, he was raised in the church. And he said, you know, “after church, I wanted to go back to my room and use the bathroom, because I had to do number two.” And he said that “they wouldn’t let me. They wanted me to go to like an infested bathroom.” And he was a clean person, very clean young man. And they took some time away. They took his phone away. And he was just telling me they were just really treating him like he, you know, just like he was in a cage. And my son, he told me that, mom, he said, there are some guys in here that have not talked to their loved ones in quite some time. And so, like I said, it’s hard, even on the inside, I would make phone calls for him so people can listen to, talk to their loved ones.

Or he said, “Mama, would you put this on someone’s books? Because they can’t eat.” That’s the way my son was, and he said, that prison, he said, “Mama, they’re prejudiced.” He said, “They’re not right in here.” He said, “Please get me out of here. They’re trying to kill me.” Those are his exact words.

Jay Rene: He definitely sounds like he has a big heart, you know what I mean? And sometimes people can be just really just worried about themselves.

So the fact that he thought about others in that time of need says a lot to his character. I would like for you, if you know if you feel up to it, to talk about the day that led up to the events of your son finding out that your son had been killed.

Shelia Arnold: Well, I was definitely trying to find help because like myself, like a lot of other parents and people, you don’t have money to pay lawyers, you know, to help those incarcerated or else it, you know, it wouldn’t be so full right today. But, you know, it’s hard getting lawyers, you know, and I think the prisons, you know, feed on that. So anyway, I was trying to get lawyer, get a lawyer, and I couldn’t and it’s like, “Mom,” you know, “just keep looking and keep trying.”

And my son… I seen him like the day, let’s see, no, the week before he was killed. And so the week after that, I was on my way to the prison and I got three different phone calls. Let me just cut it through a little bit. Three different phone calls. And, you know, one that he was, that he had emergency, the second one that he… they were doing CPR and then the third one that he was dead. And so by the time I got to the prison, cause I was already on my way to the prison because I was taking another inmate, which was because of my son. He said, “Mom,” he said, “Whenever one of my bunkees [there], whenever you’re coming to the prison, would you bring their loved one with you? So they won’t have to take that long ride on the bus?” And I said, sure.

And that was that morning on November 9th…. It was on a Saturday and I think I believe Saturday or Sunday. And I took a young lady to see her brother, and her brother called my, not my phone, but called her phone and told her what had happened. And, um, and she said, “Do you want to pull over? I said, ”No, I want to keep going.” So when I got there, they told me, “No,” and they asked me who that I wanted to see. I said, “I can’t see him because he just died in your prison.”

So, they went and got one of the investigators. But you know, one thing about it is, is the investigator didn’t know God was gonna put it on my heart. I needed to see my son. And they said there was no foul play. And so, I see my son and there was a big gash on his head. And it was very, very hard for me to see my son in a body bag all by myself. I was nervous, I was scared, but I prayed and asked God to help me because I knew in my spirit, He wanted me to see what had happened to my son. And his eyes were open, and they were purple, and his lips were purple, and my son did not just die. And I knew right then in my spirit, something was wrong.

So to speed up the story a little bit, when the coroner’s office in Indiana got my son’s body, he said that your son did not just die. So, it’s a cover-up, and it’s still a cover-up right today. And him having multiple stab wounds on his body and blunt force to his head and on his legs. And it’s like they said that my son, they said that he had drugs in his system and the drugs made him stab his own self up. But, as we know, Jay, you know, and that’s where you come in, you, and a few other people came in to help me and introduce me to people to help me to understand my son’s case, because I could not sleep. I even got in a car accident. I was, you know, having nightmares. It was horrible. And I tried to get a lawyer, but, the lawyer in Indiana went along with the prison and would not go further to investigate.

And now I’m just at a loss and, you know, still can’t sleep. But I just want to say, you know, with God’s help, I’m making it through and my mind is blessed right today because of that. And I also want to say one of the reasons that I’m on here today and I asked Ms. Jay Rene, would she accompany me because I needed all of you guys to pray with me and be with me and support me as I go through this journey still exposing Wabash Valley Prison and that them covering up my son’s death as long as I live I will continue to speak on it, continue to try to find the truth because like they say no justice no peace and that is literally true.

Because I’ve been through so much. I’ve been through so much because of that prison, covering up my son’s murder and probably a whole lot of other things that they’ve done to other people. And I wanna be a mouthpiece, I wanna be a face for other prisoners as well, because we have to “rock for justice,” and that was his like AKA name, Rocky, when he was born and he’s cut it down to “Rock” and “Rock for Justice” for him and others because it’s just too much going on in these prisons and they need to do something about it, all the abuse and starvation and just no medical care and it’s like, where’s the hope, where’s the care? Do the prisons get away with it, or who’s holding them accountable? This is way, we’re in 2023, and they’re not being held accountable. I mean, it’s exposed to everything else.

Jay Rene: You said a mouthful, you said a lot. When it comes to exposing them, it’s like, I don’t know if you ever heard the term, but they have this term that’s called “the good old boys” system. And it’s pretty much the system where people that are doing the wrong thing take care of each other and they’re on different levels so they have the ability to do so. So that’s like where We The People come into play, because, we’re the ones that have to lift our voices and bring them together to be able to, you know what I mean, say these are the things that’s going on and we want some type of justice about them. Now, when it comes to…

The things that they said that it was, that the things that happened with your son are self-inflicted, we know that that’s not true, but the fact that they tried to pass that off to be true, I think speaks volumes to, they can’t be trusted. It’s like they didn’t do an investigation. They weren’t really honest, as if he didn’t just pass away, he had been passed away. And you got to see that with your own eyes when you demanded to see your son, you know. Now, how we know for sure that he didn’t do these things to himself is because we had my cousin, which is a registered nurse that specifically knows a lot about forensics. I sent her his autopsy and everything that they found. And she herself said, you know, there’s absolutely no way that he killed himself. Someone did this to him.

And she… was pretty much in shock with her findings because she was so used to believing that the police always do the right thing. So her herself, she had, it shocked her to be able to see that that kind of stuff actually happens. You know, I know that you already knew this from the things that you seen with your own eyes and you just have a feeling I think mothers y’all are connected to your children in a way where you know when something’s going on with them. I want to give you an opportunity to tell people the experiences that you had with trying to get help from the medical examiners and how they kind of just gave you the run around when it came to finding out what happened with your son.

Shelia Arnold: Well one thing stands out right now is that you know I hired an independent examiner.

And you know, Indiana, they’re not only, I truly believe they’re not only covering up my son’s death, but a whole lot of other stuff. You know, I don’t know what, but I really do think that they’re covering up a lot of things because like I said, I hired an independent examiner. And when the examiner is seeing all the multiple wounds on my son’s body without, you know, getting the autopsy back yet, because we were waiting on autopsy.

They were appalled. But some way when the autopsy came back and what they said at Wabash Valley Prison, when they did their autopsy, they went along with everything. And then I asked questions, okay, if my son had all these multiple wounds, I mean, who put them there, how? I never ever got an answer.

No one got back with me. I kept calling and calling and no answer could explain to me. I mean the corner Uh, uh the lawyer No one would get back with me and let me know what exactly happened to my son. It’s like I need answers, I need answers. How how is it that if he did to the his this to himself? How is it that his lips, you know were blue and he had been dead for about 10 hours What about the guards in the in the prison?

You know, when they were supposed to check on them, that wasn’t even in the report. And the coroner’s office, they didn’t have a time of death. None of this is really American or what do you say, constitutional? How do they get away with so many missing pieces of evidence and no answers to his mother and sending me through so much mental and heart anguish? You know, no answers like I’m just supposed to just, you know what?

If the devil had his way, I would lay down and die or either lose my mind. But because through the grace of God, he’s given me the strength to move forward because this is, this is totally inhumane and it’s wrong. And in the autopsy, um, when did they do a tubalization, you know, sticking a tooth down his throat that I mean, were they trying to save him or were they trying to push drugs down his throat? I don’t know.

I don’t know. And the synechia in his eye, how does he get the synechia in his eye? That has to do with him sitting up or laying down? I mean, I don’t have any answers to any of that. And I got a friend, you know, Andy tried to help me. You know, I wanted to go pro se, but the judge, of course, he said, you know, you’re not a lawyer, you cannot represent your son. And… to take it even further to try to get Indiana to get me a lawyer. They said, OK, we’re going to do that. But you know what kind of lawyer they gave me? They gave me a lawyer that works for an unemployment firm. No, no. I want the best. You guys are going to flip it up under the rug. You’re going to play it off. And I’m supposed to dumb me down or accept any kind of lawyer for my son, which I believe is a homicide, a murder. No, no. So even right today, the judge is like, no, there’s nothing you can do about it. So there is something I can do about it. I’m gonna continue to expose Wabash. I’m gonna continue to search for help. I need someone’s help. I need lawyers. Need people to look at the case.

And if you dare, and if you have the courage, to address Wabash Valley prison, because this is the America that we live in, that it can actually be in plain sight, all the evidence. And like, your sister, like she’s, I mean, your cousin, that’s the nurse. And not only her, I talk to multiple nurses. I let them see the autopsy.

And they don’t even know each other. All of them said the same thing. They said, “Sheila, something is very wrong here.” Because they said my son had like a little, the, what is it, his roommate said he had a small knife in there, but they couldn’t find the knife. And the roommate said that he flushed it down the toilet. And they said he was, my son was banging his head against the prison walls and things like that.

But from the nurses’ view, from a medical view, there’s no way he could have done this without. If he did, where were the guards? Like in the report, they were yelling out, the other inmates were yelling out, “stop making so much noise!” And if he had all those wounds on his body, the blood, the, you know what, I mean, you know, it’s just hard to believe. And it really… my mind… I really have to push negative thoughts out because I can only imagine what my child, what my baby went through that night by himself because I believe the guards were a part of it and they let it happen because even in the report, the lawyer that I hired, well I didn’t hire him, I was, you know, he said that he would take the case. I don’t know how it was going to work, but they recommended the autopsy lady that I hired. She recommended a lawyer in Indiana. And he just dropped me like a hot potato once the inmate agreed to all these things. Which of course we know is the inside job. It’s inside coverup. And he didn’t even get all the answers. He just dropped me. So that gives me more incentive to believe.

It’s something really bad going on in Indiana, and it’s wrong. And when you have the coroner’s office, I gave it to one coroner, people to do the autopsy, and that person gave it to someone else. And no one ever called me. And on top of that, I get excited because I just can’t believe that they can get away with all of this. They didn’t have all the photos.

The coroner lady, they was asking for the original photos. Nobody ever got them, nobody ever got them. So I left it alone for a little while, but the Holy Spirit would not let me drop it completely. He said, “Sheila, what about those photos?” And guess what? I think it was maybe six months or something like that. I can’t even think now, but it’s documented somewhere. I have it. That I called the lawyer up and I said,

No, I called the first autopsy, a private autopsy, and I said, “did you ever get those photos?” And she said, “no.” So I called the lawyer, and they said, oh, yeah, we have them. Guess what? You got me. My son’s cut up body, box of photos, had dust on them up under their desk somewhere. Somebody held those photos back for a reason. And some of those photos actually looked different from other photos. I mean, how can they get away with this? I mean, you might as well say the United States is crooked. I mean, I’m saying it, and I need the world to hear this. I need other newscasts to hear this. And his thing about it too, you know how they, Jay, that they report what’s a death at a prison? They didn’t even report my son’s death. It wasn’t even on the news in Indiana.

Once again, more evidence of them hiding what happened. It wasn’t documented anywhere. The news people, they should have been all over that. But obviously, it’s something about my son’s death. And that’s why I believe God allowed me to be there that day. And the Wabash Valley Prison, they wanted to take my son’s body. And I said, “no, no.” It’s like the Holy Spirit said, “no, Sheila, get his body.” Because they probably would have cremated him.

I said, “no,” I didn’t know how I was going to bury him, but the Holy Spirit said, “no, do not let them have his body.” I said, “no, I want my son’s body.” And…

Jay Rene: Yeah, I can understand why you feel that way because from the beginning, like you shared, and even I had that feeling like from the beginning, they mishandled everything that was going on from the report at the facility that wasn’t correct. And the questioning of his cellmate talking about flushing a weapon that wasn’t ever really followed through with the day. And then I remember you telling me how these pictures that this independent person that was supposed to be helping you needed never came, and she needed them to close her report. And she never got them but the report was closed, correct? So that means you didn’t really do that correctly.

So I can understand why you feel like all these entities are working together, I would have come to the same conclusion and I do. There’s clearly some type of cover up or something going on and they are trying to hide it the best that they can. And then for them to get you legal representation, it’s not even the kind that you want. It was like they tried to set up all of these stumbling blocks. I feel, you know, so I definitely understand where you’re coming from and I’m glad that you are still continuing to fight.

A lot of people don’t make it this far and they might give up or just, you know, go away. But like you said, it was put on your heart to continue to push forward through this. I know that it’s hard for you. I can only imagine, you know, a mother’s love is, I don’t even think it’s a real word they’ve made yet for it. You know what I mean? Just how tremendous that it could be. And your son is very… you know he’s very blessed to have somebody like you on his side.

Shelia Arnold: Yeah he called me he said, “you’re my queen, Mama, you’re my queen.”

Jay Rene: Yeah, yeah you definitely are a queen. I know that you do, you wanted to have an opportunity to show the pictures of your son, but do you need a moment? I know that this is a lot. I know it’s a lot.

Shelia Arnold: One thing that I wanna say is that if anybody like you go on my Facebook page or my Instagram or TikTok or anything, I just wanna say.

They’re good days and they’re bad days. And everybody knows that when you know, everyone does not know what you’re going through, like behind the scenes. But I am a survivor and I’m a strong believer in Jesus Christ and God has me, but I’m also human. And I’m pushing through and with your help, Jay, and many others on my Facebook page, you know, on my family to push through this because even when someone is walking down the street because I don’t have closure to this. This it doubles and triples and pals on me. When I’m walking down the street and I see someone that’s similar to my son… you know, it just goes through my heart, you know, just a glimpse of his face. And when I see, uh, like, prison movies or a commercial, or something, makes me think about those guys and feel about those guys that might, they might be going through what my son is going through. And then, I drive for Lyft when I get in the car, when I meet, uh, men that have just gotten out of prison and they talk about their story. And because of the strength that God has put in me, I give them the story of my son, because I feel that I am like in the 60s, if you all remember Medgar Evers, his mother, where he was killed by and murdered and mutilated by a lot of white men, and they pulled his body out of the water. But she made her, she put her son’s funeral on blast.

She put his body, she didn’t want it covered up. She wanted the public, and they have the pictures right today, the public to see what they did to her son. And so in the midst of me having all these reminders, because I don’t have any closures, any closure, I don’t have any peace, I don’t have any justice, I feel that I have to do this. I have to continue to expose what has happened to my son and help others like at the same time. And that’s tremendous pressure, because tears come sometime, and sometime I have to recollect myself, and it’s like, oh God, just help me. Just help me to continue this journey. And so with that said, another reason why I wanted to go live and ask Miss Jay to help me because… your sister, right? Can you explain, you say your part about her…

Jay Rene: Yes, so State vs. Us is a magazine that was created by Tia Hamilton and it is a voice of the voiceless, it’s a vehicle for the voice of the voiceless. What it also does is it exposes the corruption, the sedition and all of those things that’s going on in prisons from coast to coast and even abroad.

This is something that she created with those that’s incarcerated informally. So in mind, and it’s pretty much a place to, to talk about what’s going on, not only the achievements, but about the crimes that these institutions and judicial systems have put upon the people. And in this particular, um, in this particular one right here, the one with Chi-Ali on the cover, I always want to call them episodes, but they’re not episodes, they’re issues. The issues, and this issue right here with Chi-Ali on the front, this is the one that I wrote about what happened with your son, Brandon Lewis, up at Wabash Correctional. And everything we talk about is, uh, it’s based on facts of what actually happened. And this is all things that you can find. Um, cause they exist. So this is the magazine that my sister Sheila is holding right here.

Shelia Arnold: And I would, I want to come on here with the magazine, and I just want to, first, before I open it up, the story, and my son Brandon, his name is right here. The story: “Brandon Lewis: was it murder or suicide?” Yes. And before I open up to the story on him, I’d like to give you a few moments, because I have to expose in this book, with his story, his body, the stab wounds, what my son’s body looked like.

He is laying down on a slab. I had to go through this first. I cried. I dropped the book. I went through so many emotional things to be able to do this. And I need you guys to be with me because the journey hasn’t stopped yet. I still have to look at these photos. I still have to expose. And this magazine will be going from coast to coast. And I have to be able to, in my mind and in my heart, each and every time look at my son’s mutilated body. And it’s for him and it’s for other inmates and the ones that are on their way to the prisons because that’s what they’re doing. They’re building more prisons. They’re sending them there and they’re not helping them. And I just want to say that I want to add this: that they said it had to do with drugs. Well, you know what? If that was true.

There was no help for my son, obviously. There’s no help, and fentanyl is a crisis in the United States. But what are they doing about it in the prisons? Am I the only mother or the last mother? I mean, we have to come together because people that are on drugs, they go into the prison. They’re making money off of the drugs. But that right there is not my business. But if someone dies, like my son,

If he dies from drugs in the prisons, they should be held accountable. Because you as taxpayers, you pay your money for them to be taken care of care of and keep in and to be kept safe. And they didn’t do that for my son.

And now they want to cover it up. So I am getting ready to open to pages. You can turn your camera off or turn your face for a few minutes and just listen to my voice. And I’ll tell you when I have closed the book but I’m getting ready to open up because some people can stand to see it. I just want it to be exposed and show you guys. And I want you guys to, you’re hanging in there with me. I’m not going through this by myself and I don’t want to go through it by myself and behind closed doors. No, the devil is a liar. No, I will not die or go crazy behind walls because I won’t be open about my feelings and my thoughts and what I carry inside each and every day.

So, I’m getting ready to open it up now. Let me to get to it. Jay, you can say something when I get to it. I’m just a little nervous…

Jay Rene: It’s okay. I definitely understand. You’re telling y’all viewer discretion advised. You don’t have to leave watching, but you might want to just listen so you can get the information and not necessarily see the images. The images are of her son and what they did. I know this is sound really hard for you. And I can tell you all day not to be nervous, but…

Shelia Arnold: Yeah, I’m a little nervous. I’m probably skipping over it.

All right. My brothers and sisters, I just want to show you, this is what… This is first of all, when they unzip the bag, this is first what I seen. But only thing is his eyes were open. And I had to deal with that. And this right here is what I had to deal with to see my son. That’s his arm. Can you see that, Jay?

Jay Rene: Yes, ma’am.

Shelia Arnold: That’s the arm. And the story is there with it. And this is one of the hard photos too, because that’s his face that they look at. And I’m not gonna just leave it open. But if you’re coming back on… (just a few seconds, a few seconds)… You coming back on, I would, it would be such a blessing if you all would purchase this magazine and share it. Share my story. You might know someone, a lawyer or an official or a congressperson, you know, a prison person, somebody that can actually help me and to expose and get to the truth. And because I’m still mourning his death, I’m just making it through, still suffering through it because there’s no closure. I have not been able to completely go on with my life. Not completely. Because the United States, and, right now, really, Indiana won’t let me. They are totally responsible for everything that I’ve been going through ever since November 2019. Thank you.

Jay Rene: Yeah, I know that it was, it was 2019, but I know it feels like yesterday. And you definitely need our support. Anyone that can hear the sound of our voices or can see us, I beg and urge of you to offer support. You might know somebody, you might know somebody that knows someone where the mouth can spread pretty quickly. And it’s mostly now in the social media age, it can get out there and it can spread like wildfire. So I definitely, y’all have to help my sister, man, so she can get some, I don’t even know what to call it now, justice for your son. And to look into Wabash and their practices to maybe save someone else’s son, you know?

Shelia Arnold: That’s what I would like to hear. Yes, and change some of the policies to prison. Change some of the policies that the parents, the people, the relatives will be able to get more information, get more documents, you know, when things go on in case of the worst, in case of death. You know, we can get, you know, like just more information about our loved ones. We should be allowed to do that.Because the prisons are so treacherous. They’re so treacherous. We should be allowed.

Jay Rene: I agree with you 100% and I thank you for coming to share your story with everybody. I know what’s going on sis. I’m going to call you as soon as I finish this broadcast. I’m going to give you a call, okay. You take you a moment and take you some deep breaths and just try to center a little bit. Okay. I love you.

Shelia Arnold: All right. I love you more and I love all you guys. Please hang in there with me and most of all, pray for me. Thank you, Jay. I love you. Good night. And Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas. Thank you. Merry Christmas, everyone.

Jay Rene: That’s my sister, y’all. She’s going through it. I cannot imagine losing a child, let alone losing a child to violence. She’s pouring her heart out to y’all. And I pray that it touches your heart, resonates with your soul, and that you offer some type of help. If you know someone who might know somebody who knows somebody else, where the mouth goes a long way, sharing this broadcast will go a long way.

I also do some editing of the broadcast to be able to shorten it up so people will have an abridged version that they can share. She definitely needs our help and we have to help each other. Unfortunately, when things happen to us and to our loved ones, we have to come out in these mass numbers sometimes to get some type of solution or some type of justice. This is one of those times. They’ve seen this woman as some… you know, an older woman that they felt like they could take advantage of and spend her and not give her any assistance when it comes to finding out what happened to her son. From the very beginning, the way that they handled the situation is unacceptable. And the way that they continue to carrying it is diabolical. She’s asking for our help. And like I said, even if it’s just sharing this talking about the story, purchasing the magazine, and

Just getting the information out there. I beg of you. I know my dear sister does as well. Like she says, this is something she can’t rest with. This is something that’s, I’m sure with her when she wakes up until she lays down and her and her son deserve some type of justice, okay? Y’all are very much appreciated. I hope that everyone is being safe. Let us not forget to look out for each other to care for one another and try to do right by each other. I know it can be hard.

Um, something about the end of the year can make people very antsy or on edge. So a lot of people that are struggling out there financially, mentally, emotionally. And I pray that y’all get some type of, um, some type of peace in your soul. Okay. This week in black, we’ll be back full in effect next year. Okay. 2024. But like I said, I wanted to do this something special.

My sister in love, Sheila, she asked me to give her opportunity to address the public, and that’s what we did here this evening. I hope that y’all stay great. I hope that y’all are surrounded by love, and I hope y’all and wish to y’all and send y’all many peace and blessings. That’s your God, Jay Renee, and I’m gonna go ahead and end this broadcast. Y’all be well and enjoy your new year. Peace.

Transcript by Bridget O’Reilly. Featured photo: Ms. Shelia Arnold.