NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - A Bronx woman whose son was stabbed to death in school earlier this year said she is fighting to bring her son's alleged killer to justice. Louna Dennis, the heartbroken mom, met with the Bronx district attorney on Tuesday.
Standing alongside her attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, Louna Dennis explained what life is like without her beloved son: "I'm falling apart."
Just three weeks into the new school year, Matthew McCree was stabbed to death in front of his classmates. Fellow student Adel Cedeno claimed McCree tormented him over his sexuality. He said pencils were thrown at the back of his head and he snapped. But Dennis said her said never bullied Cedeno.
She said she appreciated meeting with Bronx DA Darcel Clark about the pending criminal case against Cedeno, who is charged first-degree manslaughter. Dennis said Clark assured her the DA's office has made the case a priority.
Rubenstein said that a former teacher at school came to Dennis with additional information about problems at the school.
Cedeno likely will be tried as an adult but because of his age, the judge could lessen his penalty to a year in prison or even probation.
Dennis intends to file a $25 million lawsuit against the accused killer, the Department of Education, and the NYPD. The lawsuit will allege the police and school should have done more to protect Matthew.