Compton's family speaks after murder suspect takes his own life
Velencia Compton, 21
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
Police say Velencia Compton was murdered by Leo Scott, the father of her three-year-old son, on January 26. Valencia's friends and family gathered on 54th Street Thursday while police tried to capture Scott.
Detectives and the U.S. Marshal Service went to an apartment home located on 54th Street and Thomason Avenue, attempting to serve a warrant for murder. Authorities say Scott killed himself.
News Leader 9 spoke to Velencia Compton's mother Michelle and her brother Jordan about what happened Thursday.
"From me and my mom we would just like to say we felt like justice was served [this] morning," said Jordan.
Michelle says Scott's death marks the end of a horrible chapter in a never-ending story. Her grandson Jayden will now have to grow up with neither one of his parents. She says her grandson is in good hands.
On Thursday, she filed a petition to gain full custody of her grandson. The little boy slept while his grandmother carried him into the funeral to say his final goodbye to his mother a few weeks ago.
Michelle says little Jayden will be smart and confident like his mother. Velencia was in the Navy and studying to be a dentist. Her mother says she was going to be promoted to petty officer just before she died.
The family is planning a benefit walk to honor Velencia. They will also be giving away bikes with the American Legion Post 267 in Columbus.