JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mother of a man murdered at a stop light wants stricter guidelines when it comes to suspects accused of murder.
Trevor Gray, 20, was shot while driving on the Southside.
He was the first person murdered in 2019 in Jacksonville.
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His mother Tina Gray says her son was a compassionate person and would help anyone in need.
Police say he was be gunned down Jan. 2 on St. Johns Bluff.
His mother says Trevor was shot while sitting at a stop light.
Trevor’s nephew and friend were also in the car.
“When he was taken my whole world was flipped upside down. It’s a forever grieving process. It will never go away,” Tina said.
Izhaan Scott, 18, was charged with Trevor Gray's murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Tiny Gray is working to turn her son's tragedy into a positive mission, creating Compassionate Warriors of Jacksonville to help other families of loved ones who were murdered and to promote compassion in the community.
She’s created a petition to stop anyone charged with murder from receiving bail.
Recently, Scott was granted a $500,000 bail. While it’s a high bond, Tina Gray doesn’t agree.
She says she can never forgive the person who killed her child.
“He took my kid. That’s unforgivable to me,” she said.
Scott’s trial is set to begin next week.
Tina Gray is hoping for a conviction and a life sentence.
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