KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was an emotional day in court for a Kansas City, Missouri man after coming face-to-face with the teen accused of killing his 21-year-old son.
Twenty-one-year-old Gary Lee Waloke was found shot to death, his body dumped in a trash can earlier this spring. His suspected killer, 15-year-old Romello Bolden, appeared in court on Monday a little too chipper for Waloke's family's liking.
"He's in there smiling and laughing, thinking that this is fun and it's not fun when you take someone else's life," said Barr Wayman, victim's uncle.
During Bolden's arraignment he pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. After the arraignment family members of both the victim and the suspect met outside the courtroom. Law enforcement quickly broke up the meeting after it turned physical.
"We're putting our faith in the justice that we have," Wayman said. "It's not like we can go make some other justice. We have street justice, but that's what we're not trying to come to."
Waloke's family said Bolden should be charged with first degree murder. Waloke's father said he'll keep fighting to see that happen.
"I don't want my son to die in vain, for nothing over some other little boy's stupidity," he said.
Bolden will be back in court January 6 for a pre-trial hearing. Although 14 at the time of the crime, he will be tried as an adult.