Accused Velasquez killer’s mother tossed from court after outburst

<p>The mother of the man accused of dismembering a Bronx woman was thrown out of a court proceeding Thursday after trying to confront the victim&rsquo;s family.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2018, 9:43 PM

Updated 2,138 days ago

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The mother of the man accused of dismembering a Bronx woman was thrown out of a court proceeding Thursday after trying to confront the victim’s family.
Daquan Wheeler is accused of killing 25-year-old Lisa Marie Velasquez with a hammer and then dumping her dismembered body parts in two Bronx parks. Wheeler's girlfriend Ciara Martinez is also charged.     
During Wheeler’s court appearance, his mother – Tijuana Graham Wheeler – was removed by court officers. She says she was responding to taunts from the victim’s family.
The victim's family says this is not a battle between families, but for justice for Velasquez.
Daquan Wheeler decided not to testify before a grand jury.


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