Darren Wilson announces he’s going to be a father as Michael Brown’s parents slam His interview
Officer Darren Wilson is going to be a daddy. Michael Brown Sr. just buried a son.
And on the eve of Thanksgiving, both men revisited the tragedy that upended their lives in dueling TV interviews two days after a grand jury chose not to indict Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.
‘Why did you choose to wake up with a chip on your shoulder and do what you did to our son’? Brown Sr. said, when asked Wednesday in a ‘CBS This Morning’ interview what question he would ask Wilson if he could.
The slain teen’s mom, Lesley McSpadden, scoffed at the Ferguson cop’s claim that he was just doing his job when he gunned down her son on Aug. 9. ‘I don’t think he wanted to kill my son, but he wanted to kill someone’, she said.
Brown’s grieving parents spoke out after Wilson, in a prime-time interview with ABC News, said he was sorry about killing the teen but insisted with an icy calm that he has a ‘clean conscience’.
‘I don’t think it’s haunting, it’s always something that happened’, he answered when asked if Brown’s death keeps him up at night.
McSpadden bitterly disagreed.
‘How can your conscience be clear after killing someone, even if it was an accidental death’? she asked.
Appearing later on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, McSpadden said Wilson’s remarks were ‘like insult after injury — so disrespectful’.
‘At the end of his statement, he says he would do it again’, chimed in an incredulous Brown Sr.
Brown’s dad also took issue with Wilson’s claim that the unarmed teen was mouthy and defiant when the cop stopped him.
‘He respected law enforcement’, the elder Brown said. ‘Who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer who has his gun’?
Earlier, in an interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that aired on ‘Good Morning America’ 28-year-old Wilson revealed he and his new bride, Ferguson Police Officer Barbara Spradling, 37, were expecting their first child.
‘We’re just simple, every day, normal people’, he said. ‘There’s really nothing special or anything about us. We’re just normal people’.
Wilson also confirmed reports he was negotiating an exit from the Ferguson police force after three years on the job