The young man is accused of stabbing his own mother, Alief ISD Trustee Dedre' Jefferson, to death.
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It was last Friday that 22-year-old Jefferson allegedly killed his own mother.
Today, more than a dozen family and friends showed up in court to support Jefferson.
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As the judge read out information related to his bond, family members could be heard sobbing in their seats.
After the brief court appearance, Jefferson turned toward his supporters and patted his heart.
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He then let out several loud cries that could be heard outside the court house. His bond is set at $50,000.
Ft. Bend County Judge Joel Clouser administers Oath of Office to Dedre' Jefferson, recently elected to Position 4 pic.twitter.com/RlyYKnGG2y— Alief ISD (@AliefISD) May 20, 2015
The family's hired attorney, would not comment on camera.
This evening, there is a vigil for Dedre' Jefferson at the Alief ISD building on Cook Road.