Darius Simmons is laid to rest
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Patricia Larry, mother of Darius Simmons, is comforted by Bishop Tavis Grant (right), national field director for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, as the family is escorted into the church for the funeral of Darius Simmons, the 13-year old boy shot and killed recently by his neighbor. The service was held at All People's Church on Saturday. Image by Rick Wood
MILWAUKEE - Friends, family, and strangers touched by the story, attended the funeral Saturday for a 13 year old boy, shot to death, allegedly by his elderly neighbor.
Many came to support Darius Simmons' mother, saying no parent should have to witness their child be murdered.
Police say Simmons was confronted by 75 year old John Spooner May 31st about a theft at Spooner's home, which the boy denied.
The case has received national attention and his funeral was attended by members of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, who say they will continue to seek justice for Simmons and also for his mother, who says she was ordered to stay in a police car during her son's last moments alive.
The funeral service was held at All Peoples Church at 2600 N. Second Street in Milwaukee.