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CVS robbery suspect's mom speaks

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Updated: 7/10/2013 6:57 pm
JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- We're learning more about the prime suspect in the CVS robbery, a crime that may be connected to a deadly shooting Sunday at Mojo's.

Herman Pickens' mother spoke exclusively with Action News's Noel McLaren about her son's arrest and the moments that led up to him being shot by police. She says she is disappointed that he was accused of such horrible crimes.

"He's been in a little trouble," said Maxine Pickens, "but he never id anything like this before."

She says she spoke with her son shortly before he was chased and shot twice by police, and had urged him to talk to detectives.

"I told him to go down and turn yourself in," she said.

That was the last she heard from her son. She says police won't let her near him even to find out his condition.

"He's my oldest so of course I get a little emotional that I don't know how he's doing," she said.

She says all she can do is focus on her other children at home and pray that the accusations against Herman Pickens are not true.

"I hope it really ain't him and if it is that he does learn something from this," she said.

Police say Pickens is still in their custody as he recovers from gunshot wounds at UF Health.

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doug1 - 7/11/2013 7:59 PM
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too bad he's alive. get him on the gurney now. and where's daddy? what a waste of space. doug1.

nativejax - 7/11/2013 2:01 PM
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And what is sad, if she has other young sons, they will learn by her 'lack of responsibility' of her 'oldest son's actions'. It's her JOB as a mother to make sure her other children don't turn out like him, but instead she shows more worried about how he's being 'treated' in jail instead of how she failed him as a mother. IT ALL STARTS AT HOME.

nativejax - 7/11/2013 1:39 PM
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This sorry ass mom should not be asking NOW about "How her son is doing in jail" but she should be asking HERSELF WHAT her son was doing before he killed someone". She must have known she was raising a thug by her comments.

RiverRat - 7/11/2013 11:15 AM
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At least she didn't say " he is such a good boy and was just turning his life around"

TOMMY - 7/11/2013 6:04 AM
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He is nothing but trouble and should be dead, its in their genes to get rich by criminal intent!

wishmistress - 7/11/2013 4:40 AM
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It doesn't seem right that the mother can't get any information on her son. Yes, it seems he did these crimes and should absolutely pay for them, but the mother should be commended for telling him to turn himself in. Too bad he didn't listen.
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