ST. JOSEPH — “One second of hatred caused a lifetime of pain,” a grieving mother told a Berrien County judge Monday.
Keisha Wilburn, the mother of Joseph “Jo Jo” Tyson, addressed the court in Judge Angela Pasula’s courtroom before Pasula sentenced Tyson’s killer, Tarone Washington, 24. Tyson was 26. Witnesses at trial pointed to Washington as the person who shot Tyson and his friend, Robert White. White survived. Witnesses said Washington and Tyson were believed to have had some type of disagreement prior to the shooting. All are from Benton Harbor.