(Memphis) A year and a half ago, James Hawkins, Sr., watched his son get the death penalty now he’s in a fight for his own freedom. He’s accused of 5 counts of child rape, in cases that involve his own daughters. We caught him coming out of court.
“You don’t have anything to say to me,” James Hawkins, Sr. snapped at our camera.
During the trial for James Hawkins, Jr., the defense team said his dysfunctional family may have led to his unthinkable crime of decapitating his girlfriend, Charlene Gaither, cutting off her hands and feet and dumping her body on the side of the road. A mitigation specialist for defense attorney, Gerald Skahan, said Hawkins father physically abused him and his brother and sexually abused his sisters.