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Grandmother can't bury teen, cousin is suspect

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 5:12 PM by Jason Newton
Updated: Jan 17, 2014 5:26 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: patrick williams, devon bowie, st joseph

BATON ROUGE - An accused killer in Baton Rouge is on the run, blamed for killing his own family member.

Police are looking for Devon Bowie, 19, who's accused of gunning down his cousin Patrick Williams, 16, Monday. And problems for the family continue to grow, as they don't know how they will now bury the teenage victim.

Williams was shot and killed inside his own grandmother's home on St. Joseph Street in Old South Baton Rouge. Now his grandmother is hurting and angry that the killer may be another member of her family.

"He didn't have to kill my grandson," said Corine Stewart, Williams' grandmother. "He could've talked, or whooped him, or beat him up. He didn't have to kill him."

Williams was killed Monday. Both teenagers were living in the house. Police said there was an ongoing dispute between the two.

"They looked like they were getting along at first," Stewart said. "But then getting mad at each other for some reason."

The problems continue to add up for the family as they now can't find the money to pay for burial services.

Williams' body remains at the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Office. The coroner told the family he'll hold onto the body until necessary arrangements can be made.

"I have no money to bury him," Stewart said. "And nobody has no money to bury him with."

Stewart said her grandson was in the process of helping her move when he was killed. Call police if you have any information on the whereabouts of Devon Bowie.

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