The mother of Tamir Rice has a lengthy criminal background that sheds light on how she might have allowed her son to carry an air soft gun, Gotnews.com has learned.
Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by police earlier this week for drawing a realistic looking airsoft gun on police officers.
Rice was shot in an area well known for robberies and thefts. Air soft guns are often used by young criminals to hold up grocery stores because they are easier to obtain than handguns.
His mother, Samaria Rice, has a long history of crime that includes an illegal weapons charge and an armed robbery.
Rice’s repeated dealings with the criminal justice system didn’t set a good example for her now deceased son.