Family: Mother accused in young son's death had people to turn to
Terry's family on WZAK's Access Cleveland Show
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
There's new information coming out from the family of little Emilliano Terry. They say his mother had people who wanted to take care of her son - one even got temporary custody of Emilliano.
Porscha Dotson breaks down during WZAK's Access Cleveland Show. She is three-year-old Emilliano Terry's grandmother. Emilliano's mother, Camilia Terry, is accused of beating him to death.
"What happened? Why wouldn't you come to us more to ask for our help?" Dotson said.
Dotson and Terry's grandmother, Libby Dixson, setting the record straight - letting the public know that 20-year-old Terry did have family willing to help her.
"We had no idea it would come to this. We had no idea she was capable of doing something like that. It's hard. Had we known the warning signs, we would have been willing to help," Dixson said.
Both Dixon and Dotson say they hadn't seen Terry in months - say they just found out that she was back in the area after moving with her three boys down south to be with her father. In fact - Dixon says Emilliano's grandfather had temporary custody of him earlier this year.
"He was a sweet baby. He was happy," Dixon said.
Terry is behind bars on a $2M bond at the Justice Center. Her family says at least one person has visited her since she came in.
"One of her friends visited her. She was very upset about what happened. She stated concern about the two other kids - wanted to make sure they were taken care of."
So far, Terry hasn't admitted to doing anything to her son.
"Only Camilia has those answers. She needs to come forward and tell the truth."
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:39:28 GMT
Dan Marco's son was murdered in 2010. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family"My heart goes out to them, because I understand," says Dan Marco, who's son Zachary was murdered in 2010.ZacharyMore >
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:43 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:43:24 GMT
Fallen officer's daughter graduates from kindergarten
Hundreds of Phoenix police officers showed their support for a fallen colleague by attending his daughter's kindergarten graduation in Anthem on Wednesday. Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the lineMore >
Tatum Raetz, 5, graduated from kindergarten in Anthem Wednesday and hundreds of uniformed Phoenix police officers were there to show their support for the family.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:44:33 GMT
? CBS 5
Follow @JadiannCBS5, @reporterjmiguel and @elizabetherwin for updates from Jodi Arias murder trial in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. [Text BREAKING to 23765 to get breaking news alertsMore >
Get live updates from CBS 5 News reporters during the trial of Jodi Arias, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:00:17 GMT
A former flight instructor who taught foreign flight students at one of the Valley's pilot schools told CBS 5 Investigates the students often could barely speak English. "I'd say at least 50 percent ofMore >
A former flight instructor who taught foreign flight students at one of the Valley's pilot schools told CBS 5 Investigates the students often could barely speak English.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 06:31:07 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >
The judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:36:14 GMT
(Source: CBS 5 News)
Be the first to find out when the jury reaches a verdict in the Jodi Arias murder trial. She's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his Mesa home in 2008. The jury is deliberatingMore >
Be the first to find out when the jury reaches a verdict in the sentencing phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial.More >