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Mothers of 2 men slain in Pontiac talk about loss, senseless killings

Posted at 6:28 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 18:28:46-04

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) — "My son didn't deserve this. None of our sons did," said Simone Williams whose 28-year-old son, Dominque Williams, was one of three men fatally shot Wednesday night in Pontiac.

According to sources, the suspect, 32-year-old Kenneth Clay, has admitted to the shootings that also left a fourth man wounded at the Carriage Circle Apartments. That 25-year-old victim remains hospitalized.

Kenrick Lanehart, 39, and Montray Morris, 29, were killed along with Dominque Williams who was known to many by his nickname "SouthBoy Dink."

"Right now, I can't heal," said Montray's mother, Sandra Teasley. "It's still a shock that I won't see him again."

On Friday, Kenneth Clay was arraigned on multiple charges including three counts of First Degree Premeditated Murder and Assault with Intent to Murder.

Clay reportedly told investigators that it all began with a dispute with one of the victims six years ago.

Clay claims that the victims were outside his home, harassing him Wednesday night while he was inside his apartment with his girlfriend.

Sources said Clay admitted to being fed up, grabbing his gun, and going outside where he opened fire.

"I think this pandemic is really taking a toll and people just not thinking," said Sandra Teasley.

Relatives of the victims said there may have been some sort of dispute years ago involving Clay but that the men were actually hanging out with a friend who lives next door to Clay Wednesday night.

"You shot four people! Killed three people!" Simone Williams said. "I understand you're supposed to forgive but I'm not ready to forgive because I don't even know why you did it."