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Video: Mother of slain Syracuse teen pleads with community to ‘break a pattern of violence’

The mother of a Syracuse City School District student who was stabbed to death outside of a party pleaded with the community to refrain from reacting violently to the boy’s death.


Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The mother of a Syracuse City School District student who was stabbed to death outside of a party pleaded with the community to refrain from reacting violently to the boy’s death.

16-year-old Gilberto Rodriguez was charged with murder in connection to the death of 17-year-old Charles Pitts.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler described the boy’s death as a tragedy.

On Friday, Pitts’ mother, Lepa Pullins, implored her late son’s friends and supporters to “break a pattern of violence with love, comfort.”

Pitts was on pace to graduate from high school this year.

His brother told NewsChannel 9 that Pitts’ goal was to join the Air Force.

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