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Father of Murdered Teen Wants Suspect Released

By Erica Williams
By ewilliams@wbbjtv.com

WHITEVILLE, Tenn- The father of a murdered teen said he is seeking justice for his son and freedom for the teen being charged with involvement in his murder.

Tony Sain's son, 17-year old Jamal Sain, of Whiteville, was shot in the head and later died of his injuries, when gunfire erupted on Norris Street in Brownsville.

According to reports, the driver of the car in which Sain was a passenger, was in an altercation with other teens from Haywood County earlier in the day. Later that night, after picking up Sain, investigators said the driver went back to Norris Street and began firing shots. Police said this caused others to shoot back; but the father of the slain teen said he does not believe the driver was the first to shoot.

"I don't know how they're going to charge a friend in the car when he didn't do anything but merely try to get them off the street," said Tony Sain.

Police said the next day after the shooting, a Haywood County man came forward admitting his involvement in the shooting; but was released because they believed he acted in self-defense. Sain said his son and the charged teen were going back to see girls they knew on the street; and said he is not buying the police's explanation.

"I'm losing two for one and until justice is done, I'm fighting for my son and him also," said Sain.

According to Brownsville Police, the case has been turned over to the district attorney's office. The juvenile driver is being held in jail, charged with attempted first-degree murder.