• Father of suspect in violent home invasion apologizes to victims' family

    By: Tom Jones

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    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Clayton County woman intently waited in court Tuesday for a chance to come face to face with a pair of teens accused of attacking her disabled mother and teenage son. 

    Christy Ingram sat in the courtroom all set to see the two teens police said broke into her home and attacked her family.

    “They need to see I'm here. And I’m not going to give up,” Ingram said.

    Police said Keshahn Banks and Jordan Kersaint viciously assaulted and rifle-whipped Ingram's 71-year-old disabled mother and her 15-year-old son on Oct. 21.

    Clayton County home invasion in October

    “You brutally hurt my mother and you took a rifle to my son's back,” Ingram said.

    The home invaders got away with money, a gun and other valuables and they also took Ingram's underwear.


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    Ingram said her family is still terrified.

    “We are still fearing for our lives. We really are. That third person is out there. Nobody can tell me yet that that third person has been found,” Ingram said.

    The hearing was canceled because of a scheduling conflict.

    Keshahn Banks' father was in court to see his son. After court, he had a message for Ingram and her family.

    “I'm sorry for what happened,” said Shawn Banks. “Hopefully we can get this resolved.”

    Channel 2’s Tom Jones shared that apology with Ingram.

    “Sorry doesn't change my mother's health and my son's scars for the rest of his life,” Ingram said. “The safety of our home.”

    Banks said his son's behavior wasn't normal.

    “My son is not this kid. I don't know where this is coming from,” Banks said.

    Ingram said it's not just her mother and son who are hurting.

    “I'm not good either,” Ingram said. “I'm fighting shingles right now. My nerves are very bad. I'm being strong for my family."

    The teens face aggravated assault, armed robbery and home invasion.

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