Shit is moving quick in the Justin Eilers muder case, where his stepfather is going on trial for shooting him on Christmas eve in front of the whole family. Here is Eilers’ mother testifying at the preliminary hearing:
She said her 30-year-old son was yelling and angry during a family gathering on Christmas night and had swept dishes and other items off her Nampa homeâ€šs breakfast bar, breaking them. She said she had pushed her son away from the kitchen and thought he was going to go outside, so she turned to go back to washing dishes with her husband.
“As soon as I stepped aside from (Justin) I heard a shot from behind me,” Moore said. “I felt something go past my ear.”
She said her son took a couple of steps into the living room after the shot.
“He had a surprised look on his face and he said, ‘I’m dead, I’m dead. I love you mom.’ And then he fell.”