The person accused of murdering the previous fiance of Rising Up Hip Hop star Angela Simmons was sentenced to life in jail on Friday, April 15. Previous to being handed the sentencing, the daughter of hip hop legend Rev Run of Run DMX gave emotional testimony about how her ex Sutton Tennyson’s loss of life impacted her and their now 5-year-old son. By means of tears, Simmons advised a courtroom that their son typically asks for his father. The truth star and socialite defined that she spent years crying every day because of the loss. Their son is known as after his late father.
In Nov. 2018, Tennyson was shot and killed exterior his residence after an alleged argument with one other man escalated. He was pronounced lifeless when police arrived and located his physique in his storage, having been hit by over a dozen gunshot wounds. Days later, Michael Williams turned himself into Georgia police and was formally charged.
The romance between Tennyson and Simmons was a whirlwind. She shocked followers by asserting she was engaged and pregnant in 2016 after beforehand vowing to stay a virgin till she married.
Their son, Sutton Tennyson Jr., was born in Sept. 2016. Simply two months after the kid’s delivery, the couple cut up. Court docket data revealed that previous to his loss of life, the previous couple had been in courtroom over youngster help and visitation. Simmons additionally reportedly obtained a restraining order towards Tennyson in 2017 for home violence, however their co-parenting relationship had improved.
The previous Run’s Home star has been open concerning the devastation she suffered from Tennyson’s homicide. Throughout an look on Hollywood Unlocked, Simmons says she wouldn’t be the place she is put up Tennyson’s loss of life if it weren’t for remedy.
“I bear in mind like yesterday when the whole lot occurred, when he handed, I needed to go proper into remedy as a result of I could not course of it,” she defined. “It was like, ‘Oh my God, I am elevating his son with out him, I miss [him]’ – it was simply a lot on the desk for me when it got here to that after which my son has his identify and I did not understand how I used to be going to course of even that. It simply was a lot. However, gratefully and fortunately, remedy had been very, very useful to me. I went like two, thrice per week after it occurred and it actually helped me simply get to the opposite facet as a result of I used to be not there. I believe for the primary time in my life I felt numb.”
After the sentencing, she shared a number of throwback pictures of her, Tennyson, and their son. “Justice served as we speak! We obtained you ! We obtained him” she wrote alongside the posts.