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Murdered During Home Invasion, But Was He The Father? (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

Murdered During Home Invasion, But Was He The Father? (Full Episode) | Paternity Court
Please be seated. Hello, Your Honor. Hello. This is the case of Quiller v. Briggs. Thank you, Jerome. Good day, everyone. ALL: Good day, Your Honor. Miss Quiller, you are here seeking DNA results to determine the

father

of your three-year-old daughter Nora. Yes, Your Honor. JUDGE LAKE: Today, you say, you've brought your daughter's potential grandmother to

court

in an effort to end your search for her dad. Yes, Your Honor. Miss Briggs, you are Nora's possible grandmother. You claim your son had no idea he may have

father

ed a child with the plaintiff. In fact, you say, he never even mentioned having sexual relations with Miss Quiller, nor that she was potentially pregnant with his child. Yes, Your Honor. Miss Quiller, please explain why you say there's so much riding on today's DNA results. I've had two other potential

father

s tested, and their

paternity

tests came out to be negative, and Mrs. Briggs' son would be my last hope of

paternity

for my daughter. Can you describe for the

court

the nature of your relationship with Mr. Jones? Mr. Jones and I, we were... We were really just friendly. Um, it was one night that I had came

home

from the club, and it was just that particular night the alcohol in me was talking. It was a one-time thing. It happened one time. And we socialized, but we weren't that close not to have relations with one another, and that particular night we did. That's why it happened that one time. So, it was one night? Yes,...
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ma'am. And that's it? Yes, ma'am. This wasn't a relationship that continued on. No, ma'am. JUDGE LAKE: And so, Miss Briggs, do you have any recollection at all of Miss Quiller? MISS BRIGGS: Yes, I do. She used to sit on my porch and talk to me all the time. JUDGE LAKE: Really? Yes. Um, we used to talk about just being in the neighborhood, being women, you know? Nothing... Nothing... She's really a good person, you know? So, when she finally did tell me that I had a... Possibly have a grandchild, I, um, asked where she was, and she told me that she was in the store. And I finally met her, and... (SIGHS) (VOICE BREAKING) Like... (SNIFFLES) It was like an electric shock went through my body like it was meant to be. AUDIENCE: Oh. I'm sorry. JUDGE LAKE: Don't be sorry. It's okay. Take your time. But, um, other than that, I'm hoping that she's... Yeah, so... JUDGE LAKE: So, Miss Quiller, you say you got two other men tested. MISS QUILLER: Yes, ma'am. And today you feel like it's your last hope? Yes, ma'am. Why? I feel like Nora deserves to know who her

father

is. Um, I had the opportunity to meet my

father

when I was 17, and we... We have each other's number, and we still don't conversate with one another. (VOICE BREAKING) And I feel like she... (SNIFFLES) I feel like... Oh, my God. (SNIFFLES) I feel like Melissa deserves to know if she has a grandchild or not, and if she has another sibling or aunts and uncles. Tell...
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me about how you told Miss Briggs that she was possibly your daughter's grandmother. Um, I had seen Miss Briggs in the corner store. (VOICE BREAKING) So when I spoke... When I spoke with her... (SIGHS) JUDGE LAKE: Take your time. I know it's painful. (SIGHS) When I spoke with her and told her it's a possibility that Charlie could be the

father

of my child, she looked at her, she picked her up, and she just burst into tears. And, at that point, she told you that her son... She looked at her and she said, "This is my grandbaby." AUDIENCE: Oh. JUDGE LAKE: And so, when you saw this beautiful baby, you said, "This is my grandbaby"? I just knew that she was my granddaughter. I had been dreaming about her for days. Like my son was showing me this little girl in my dreams, and I was like, "Okay, what does this mean?" And a few days later, here she is. Really? And I touched her, and it was like he's sticking your finger in a socket, and my whole body was electrified, you know? And if she's not mine, I still love her, you know? (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS) Yes, I do. What happened to your son, and how did you then convey that to Miss Quiller? My son was killed in a

home

invasion

. My son was shot two times in his chest with a, um, Afghanistan rifle. (SNIFFLES) And... (SIGHS) JUDGE LAKE: I'm so sorry. They killed him. $3 and a pack of cigarettes is what they killed my son for. (CRYING) I'm so sorry. Your Honor, when I showed up to the...
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house where they killed my son at, I, um... His blood was still wet. And then in a chance encounter run into this young woman. Yes, Your Honor. And she doesn't know your son has passed. Yes, Your Honor. And you tell her. Yes, Your Honor. Miss Briggs, you've also brought witnesses today. Yes, Your Honor. Um, ma'am, please stand. And your name? I'm Terinecia Hodges. I'm the mother of his son and his former ex-girlfriend. We're sorry for your loss as well. I know this is difficult on you and his child. Thank you. What is it that you know about this situation? Were you ever aware that potentially there was another child on the way? When he died, it was... My son was the only child that was stated of him having, and we didn't know anything about this little girl or her mother. But I knew about all the females, but Miss Quiller was never mentioned. She was never at all mentioned. And, like, as I'm looking at this little girl now and as I look at my son, and I just... I mean, I'm not gonna sit there and say they don't, like, have similarities, because, I mean, it's... It's a little bit of something there. But I... I don't really know... I'm not 100% sure on it. And so you're doubtful as you look at pictures of Nora, and that's a picture of your son. TERINECIA: Yes, ma'am, that's my son. You don't see a similarity? No, ma'am. Not at all. And you feel as if your son definitely favors his

father

? My son...
definitely, that's definitely, and that was no... That's no DNA needed. That's 1,000% sure his son. And I just feel like it shouldn't have been... It shouldn't have took three years, because, I mean, this little girl is three years, and she deserves to know who her dad is. He would never know that he had a daughter, because she never... Miss Quiller never spoke up. But, like, I mean, if... If it's his... If it's his daughter, then she'll be welcome. She'll be... She will have a brother. I see the tears in your eyes now. What are you feeling? Yeah, because it's very upsetting. It's very upsetting because my son knows his dad, but she will never know her dad if he is her dad. But, I mean, she would know her brother, and I would make sure of that. Like, despite the relationship me and Miss Quiller have, 'cause I don't know her at all. Like, I don't know nothing about her. I don't know her at all. But her daughter, she deserves to know. She really do. That's very generous of you. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS) Thank you so much for your testimony. You may be seated. You have another witness. And step to the podium. And your name? Hi, my name is Jasmine Briggs. And your relationship to... And Charlie Jones Jr. III, that's my brother. That's your brother? Mmm-hmm. At what time did you meet beautiful Baby Nora? Did you meet her? Like, I met her, like, probably, like, three months later, like... JUDGE LAKE: So you were not...
aware of your brother's relationship with Miss Quiller either? I mean, he told me about her, but, you know... JUDGE LAKE: He did? He didn't know anything about a baby. Never knew anything about a child? No. Me and brother looks exactly like twins. And everybody tells us that we look, like, exactly like twins. And I feel like she looks nothing like us, but... So, when you look at Baby Nora... When you look at Nora, you don't feel like she looks anything like you? No. Or your brother? No. Like, his son looks exactly like us, and I feel like she don't look nothing like us. But when you hear your mother say when she picked her up, she really felt like this was my grandchild. Yes, and I understand that, but I'm just trying to prevent her from getting hurt again. I don't want her to put her feelings in it, and it comes out not to be his child. Because you have sincere doubts? Yes. During the funeral, um, one young lady said that she was pregnant by my brother, and comes... I mean, we had... We hadn't had a DNA test yet, but, you know, she ran off and told somebody else that, you know, the baby was his. So, I'm just trying... And at that time, your mother felt like she potentially had a grandchild? Yes and... It hurt her so bad, and I'm just trying to prevent that from happening again. Thank you, ma'am, you may be seated. And, Miss Briggs, listen, I've heard the testimony, and I know you've gone through something similar. Are you...
scared at all that this be happening again? I'm terrified. I'm terrified, Your Honor. She was at the funeral, everything... I mean, rubbing this girl back, rubbing her feet, cooking everything she wanted. We were setting up for a...a baby shower. She never showed up, too. So she just disappeared? She ran off? Just disappeared. And you had a baby shower for her? Yes, ma'am. And you had it all set up, and she never showed? Never showed up. And then she went on Facebook and said she had a baby shower, so you left me. I just gave everything away. And I went to her house to just see the baby. Her mother locked her in the house, and this guy came out, and he was like it was his baby. He started crying because he didn't know none of this was going on. And I showed him a picture of my son. He was looking at the baby and looking at my son and he looked at her and he just broke down into tears because the baby looks like my son. But I can't just tell this woman, "Okay, I wanna see my..." What am I supposed to do? So I walked away. And that's really why your daughter and your son's child's mother, they're nervous. They're worried that you're gonna fall in love with Nora. MISS BRIGGS: I'm already there. There's nothing they can change about that. (SNIFFLES) JUDGE LAKE: It's easy to do with a beautiful child. Do you stay in touch? Have you formed a relationship? For the time that I was in Augusta, yes, we did form a...
relationship together. She brought... Miss Quiller brought my grandbaby over, and we spent some time together. And, you know, this is like grandmother and daughter would do, you know. That's what we did. We ate ice cream together and played together. You know, she got to meet her brother, you know? And I wanted that to happen. It was very awesome. And so did you ever get the opportunity to tell him you were pregnant? Um, no, Your Honor. Um, before I found out I was pregnant, I had moved out the neighborhood. And once I moved out the neighborhood, I actually just stopped talking to people altogether. I later found out that I was pregnant. I was probably like, um, I would say I was, like, eight, nine weeks pregnant by the time I found out that I was pregnant. Um, uh, by that time, even if I wanted to say anything to Miss Briggs, I wouldn't have known where to find her from jumpstart 'cause I had already... I had known that she had moved out the neighborhood. I didn't know that Mr., uh... Mr. Jones was deceased until I had seen her that day, and she had told me that he was deceased. JUDGE LAKE: Are there any other... MISS QUILLER: No, ma'am. ...potential

father

s? No, ma'am. JUDGE LAKE: I have to be honest and ask you. Not... Not that I can recall, no. I mean, at that point of time in my life, I was very promiscuous, and I was partying really hard. I had just gotten my freedom from my mother. Um, I had just moved into my...my own apartment, I was working...
three jobs. So, at that point in time, I really didn't have a care in the world besides taking care of me and what I had to take care of. And I was just trying to enjoy myself. I guess I should've tried a little differently. (SIGHS) I think we're ready for the results. If anyone would like to take a seat. Jerome. (SIGHS) These results were prepared by DNA Diagnostics, and they read as follows. In the case of Quiller v. Briggs, pertaining to whether Miss Melissa Briggs is likely the grandmother of three-year-old Nora Quiller, it has been determined by this

court

... It has been determined by this

court

, Miss Briggs, you... ...are not her grandmother. (CRYING) So sorry. It's okay. It's okay. MISS BRIGGS: It's not fair. TERINECIA: It's okay. You know what? I'm sorry. Okay? I'll still be there for you if you need me to. We good. You ain't gotta search no more, okay? (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) (CRYING) I am so very sorry... MISS QUILLER: Thank you. ...that the news was not what you wanted, but I'm just so very happy that you all truly exemplify so much of what we talk about in this

court

room... That in life there are biological connections, and the science does indicate where those connections are and where they aren't. But even bigger than that, there are love connections and spiritual connections. Maybe, in fact, this is a connection that was meant to be, that Miss Quiller needed you and your family just as much as you thought you needed...
that connection with Baby Nora. And so, as you stand there next to her with your arm around her, giving her love and encouragement and support, I just wanna say you're one amazing, strong woman. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) (MOUTHING) Thank you. I'm wishing you all the very best. Thank you. Take care.

Court

is adjourned. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)