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A mother speaks out about a murder involving both her daughters

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CHARLOTTE,NC (WBTV) - Bernice Bryant was in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse room 1150 Thursday with many tears. She was there as her 18 year old daughter, Aveance Bryant, faced a judge. The teenager and two other teens, Davonta Turner and Ashley Owens are all charged with murdering 21 year old Michael Shull.

Shull was found stabbed to death on the streets of Charlotte the Friday before Christmas.

Bryant is also the mother of Shull's girlfriend. Her daughter met Shull at NC School for the Deaf. Her daughter is broken up over losing her boyfriend.

"I have to console her," the mother said. "I have to rock her like a newborn baby now. They loved one another unconditionally."

This was the first time all three suspects faced a judge since being arrested for the crime. The judge ordered them back to jail without bond and has appointed a public defender for all three.

"All I want is justice," Bryant said. "That's all. He didn't bother nobody. No one at all."

Bryant says she doesn't know why this happened. She says she treated Michael like a son.

"Michael Shull was an angel from God, Bryant said. "He was truly. He wouldn't do anything to harm anyone but love each other."

Police believe robbery was the motive. The weary mother wants the killing to stop.

"People learn how to be better to other people," Bryant said. "There's too much killing going on in this world. They are killing people that had nothing to do with nothing. He's supposed to be here today.

The three suspects are to return back to the court on January 9th for a bond hearing.

"My heart goes out to his family," Bryant said. "My heart goes out to my daughter, and my heart goes out to me - my heart is broke as well."

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