Family of Rockledge murder victim pleas for help - FOX 35 News Orlando

Family of Rockledge murder victim pleas for help

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A senseless murder, just a week before Thanksgiving, left Antonio Knight's family in agony,  without knowing who killed the 24-year-old man.

During a news conference on Friday, they told members of the media that they have no closure and are asking for help from the public.

"Nobody understands until it hits your family, the pain that a family goes through and right now my family is going through a lot of pain," said the victim's aunt, Toni Jones.

Jones acted as the family spokesperson while Antonio Knight's mother and father gathered up the strength to tell us about their son.
"He loved NASCAR and he loved animals," said Pam Lanier, the victim's mom.  "On the day of the incident, it was my mother's birthday. That's why he was there,  to take her to the salon, because we were all going out to dinner."

Knight's mother stopped to wipe tears as she told us that celebration never happened. 

Knight was gunned down in his car in a driveway just down the street from his grandmother's house.  His dark-colored sedan was laced with bullets and the driver-side window shattered.

"The last time I spoke with my son, he told me he loved me.  Those were the last words I heard from him, two days prior to this," she said.  "My son was a loving, caring person."

Antonio's father, Alvin, says he was proud of the father his son had become.  "He was a very outgoing person."

Police are no closer to solving this murder now, than they were back on November 16 when it happened.  That's why the family is pleading for help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).



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