A Detroit man who gunned down his 23-year-old wife on New Year’s Day, allegedly received help in hiding the murder from an unlikely source—his own mother.
According to Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK, Brandon Glenn, 25, and his wife Milena Moore, 23, got into an altercation on Jan. 1 which began inside their apartment and moved outside. Once there, Glenn allegedly shot and killed Moore as his mother, Bettye Adams, watched.
According to the television station, Adams, 45, put Moore’s body inside her car and drove off. Adams told police she initially set out to take Moore to the hospital but panicked, believing police would think she had shot her daughter-in-law. Instead, she drove home with Moore’s dead body in her car, according to officials, where it was later found by Detroit police.
“Why would you allow your son to do something so senseless,” a woman named Rashaunda, who identified herself as Moore’s cousin, told WJBK. “And how can you even be a part of something like this?”
Moore’s family placed blame on Adams for Moore’s death.
“You’re just as guilty because a mother is supposed to teach their child something different. She never taught him anything,” said Rashaunda, adding that “they actually tortured her furthermore and let her die.”
According to their family, the couple has a history of domestic violence. Moore’s family said they hope this incident will cause others to recognize warning signs of an abusive relationship before it turns deadly.
Glenn has been charged with murder and his mother also faces charges for assisting the crime. Both are set to be arraigned Jan. 11.