Slain woman's mom disturbed by jailhouse call

by: Lorena Incl\u00E1n Updated:


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mother of a slain Metro PCS worker said she’s disturbed by the jailhouse phone call between the man accused of killing her daughter and his girlfriend.

After our story about the phone call aired Monday, Shelby Farah’s mother, Darlene, reached out to Action News to listen to the call in its entirety.

Armed with a notepad and headphones, Darlene Farah patiently sat at an audio booth and listened to nearly two hours of audio.

“It's very disturbing to me,” said Farah.

According to Farah, what stands out to her is not only what Rhodes said but what his girlfriend, Crystal Lewis, said.

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At several points throughout the conversation Lewis references the shoes Rhodes was wearing when police say he shot and killed 20-year-old Shelby Farah.

Lewis: “They were like ‘his family members told us that you were the one that had the shoes, now where are they?’ It was either keeping my mouth shut and being in there with you or opening up my mouth and staying out here.”

Rhodes: “I need you out there.”

“I don't understand why Crystal Lewis isn't being charged with anything, I mean she hid the shoes. There's a lot of things they're talking about in the recording, I just feel like she took part in it,” said Farah.

Rhodes is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 26. According to Farah, the fight for justice in her daughter’s death is far from over.

“If it takes me the last breathe in my body she will be charged with being involved with this. I don't think it's right,” said Farah.

Action News reached out to the State Attorney’s Office about the phone calls but it is unclear if anyone else could be charged in this case.