Ruth Lee was a reluctant witness Wednesday as she testified in the murder trial of her own son, Byron Julious Wooten.
Ruth recounted what she witnessed form the passengers seat of her sonâ€™s car the day he is accused of bowling through a crowd of people in May 2005 when he was 20.
Wooten is charged with one count of second-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder and hit-andâ€“run resulting in death.
Victims of this incident are 5 people along with a thirteen-year-old Reggie Johnson. Wooten drove two blocks before he stopped, dragging one youngster with him the entire way.
Wooten was driving South Owen Street when he saw a group of boys who were gathered with Wootenâ€™s cousin, Ronnie hill, 24. He then drove his car into the group.
The incident was probably partly due to a long running dispute between Wooten and Hill, and a longstanding feud between lee and her sister. Hill was lucky enough to survive and was also at the trial to testify Wednesday.
This is Wootenâ€™s second trial connected with the incident. This is because the defense was granted a mistrial September after some of the evidence was handled improperly.