MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - A Memphis mother defends her teenage son who is charged with murdering someone at a graduation party.
Rebecca Miller and her son are anything but strangers to Action News 5. Our station helped the family find a news home after a Christmas Day tragedy in 2012.
Now, the family is facing another hurdle.
Miller said she knows her 18 year-old son Antwion Dowdy is innocent.
"I'm a mother and I have that instinct, and that feeling that I know," she said. "He's a good child. He goes to school, interested in football and stuff like that."
Action News 5's Jason Miles met Dowdy last December as the Douglass High football player recovered from a torn ACL.
He and his mother had just lost their home during a Christmas Day windstorm where a giant tree crashed right through the roof.
Dowdy is being held for first degree murder after a visit with her son at 201 Poplar.