Tensions rose Monday morning inside a Kentucky courtroom as the mother of two slain teens met with her sons’ alleged killer.
“I just flipped out. I couldn’t take it no more,” Elizabeth Marie Wren told WLKY.
Wren had to be dragged out of court after lunging at Brice Rhodes, one of four men accused of fatally stabbing her two sons, Maurice ‘Reece’ Gordon, 16, and Larry Ordway, 14, and leaving their burned bodies near an abandoned home.
According to the station, Wren reached her breaking point after Rhodes turned in the mother’s direction and laughed.
“Lock me up. Lock me up. Why don’t you let me get to him? He’s sick!” Wren could be heard screaming as a deputy drags her out of the courtroom.
Weeks earlier, Jacorey Taylor, 19, one of the men facing charges for the 2016 slaying, agreed to plead guilty to facilitation murder and tampering with evidence in exchange for 10 years behind bars or 20 years’ probation.
“It’s not fair, losing two children at the same time. And I don’t feel like nobody understands unless they see their sons the way my sons were murdered,” the heartbroken mother told the Courier-Journal at the time.
In addition to Taylor, two other men have accepted plea deals in connection with Gordon and Ordway’s murders. Meanwhile, prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty for Rhodes, who has pleaded not guilty.
“Ain’t nobody going to sit in court and hold their composure and have [someone] turn around and laugh about killing your kids,” Wren said.
[Featured Image: Elizabeth Marie Wren/WLKY video screengrab]