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          A Teen Admits to Killing His 11-Year-Old Brother: Who is Really to Blame?

          July 16, 2015

            In July 2013, 11-year-old Terry “Juju” Smith Jr. was found dead in a shallow grave near his home in California — just days after he was alone with his then 16-year-old half-brother, Skylor, who later admitted to killing the boy. Their mother, Shawna, insists Juju’s death was an accident and vehemently denies accusations that she helped cover up the crime. Dr. Phil brings JuJu’s parents together in search of answers. What happened to Juju? And, why does JuJu’s father, Terry Sr., believe Shawna should be held liable? Shawna claims her ex-husband is trying to capitalize on their son’s death and rehash issues from their bitter divorce by suing her for gross negligence — how does he respond? Plus, hear a letter from Skylor, who is currently serving up to six years in a juvenile facility. Find out why he says he’s not “a monster.” 
           

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          A Community Rocked to Its Core

          What happened to Juju?

          Juju’s parents confront each other. “I’m sorry our son died.”


          Terry’s 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, joins the conversation. Tune in to hear her theory on what happened to her little brother.

           

          Dr. Phil reads excerpts from a letter Shawna claims Skylor dictated to her over the phone. “Did you help him with that letter?”

          In Memory of 11-year-old Terry “Juju” Smith Jr.


           

           
           

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