VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of killing two teens exhibited extremely bizarre behavior during an initial court appearance, prior to being denied bound.
- Double homicide suspect showed bizarre behavior in court
- Damon Kemp accused of killing two 19-year-olds
- Victims found Friday at the Jade Apartments
Damon Kemp, 19, was restrained to a wheelchair as he was brought into Volusia County Jail courtroom Sunday morning, aggressively screaming, and asking for God.
Family sat in tears as Kemp’s loud shrills pierced through the courtroom door.
Kemp’s mother, who chose not to comment on the allegations against her son, sat in the back row crying, inches away from the mother of one of Kemp’s victim’s, 19-year-old Treay Ingraham.
“The young man — his mother — he’s only 19. He murdered our son, that’s what they say, but oh my gosh, he’s still a baby too,” said Nerissa Carter-Young, mother of Treay Ingraham.
Kemp is accused of shooting and killing her son, along with his close friend Jordan Paden.
“You won’t get a chance to hear their voice anymore, you won’t get a chance to smell them anymore,” said Carter-Young as tears streamed down her face.
According to the Daytona Beach Police Department, the teens bodies were discovered Friday as detectives were investigating a separate incident at the Jade Apartments.
Investigators say neighbors heard gunshots the day before the teen’s were found, but never reported it to authorities; a thought that pains Ingraham’s family even more.
“I built a career on helping perpetrators of violence. We always taught our son; you be of service to your community, you help your community. He just turned 19,” said Carter-Young.
Her son was a former Bethune Cookman University student, who was pursuing opportunities as an amateur boxer. He was known to spend his free time mentoring the youth.
From all accounts, Ingraham was a young man who simply wanted to help out a friend. A good deed that detectives believe Kemp turned deadly.
As Kemp was wheeled out of the courtroom Sunday morning, Ingraham’s sister could no longer hold back her emotions.
“Why would you do that to Treay, Da-da,” said Ingraham’s sister.
As she tried to get an answer, the accused killer’s mother took an opportunity to console her 19-year-old son one last time.
“Mommy’s here, mommy’s here,” said Kemp’s mother.