RUSTON, La. (5/7/19) — Holding back tears… Juanita Augman is anticipating Mother’s Day.
“I just don’t have my son. My heart is very heavy, but I just pray to god that he keeps holding me and my family together,” said Augman.
A once joyous occasion that hasn’t been the same since her son Earl Andrews and his cousin Monquiarious Caldwell were gunned outside a dorm at Grambling State a little more than a year and a half ago.
“Don’t nobody know what i am going through but if it wasn’t for my mama and my family, I don’t know and God. I don’t think I could have got this far,” said Augman.
Traveling from South Louisiana seeking answers, Augman has committed herself to attending court hearings for her son’s accused killer former GSU student Jaylin Wayne — a process prolonged.
“Every time I go it gets delayed but I guess that’s the process. I just want justice so i can have some closure,” said Augman.
Her mother right by her side.
“I’m not gone tell her not to think about it. I’m not gone tell her not to shed tears but we got to go on,” said her mother Sadie Warren.
Their family lifting them up, including ms Mattie and Helen who made special shirts to include earl in the mother’s day celebration.
His mother sharing this message ahead of the day.
“If you got a child just put your hands around your kids and kids put your hands around your mother and let them know you love your mother,” said Augman.
Today’s hearing was delayed due to a scheduling conflict with Assistant District Attorney Lewis Jones.
Louisiana is seeking the death penalty.
We’ll let you know when Jaylin Wayne is set to be back in court.