CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) – The family of the murdered University of the Cumberlands baseball player spoke with a North Carolina television station after his accused killers appeared in court Thursday.
According to WCNC, the family of 21-year-old Zachary Finch was hoping to face their son’s killers, speak to them, and tell them how much of a toll his loss has taken on them. Both suspects were expected to take plea deals. Instead, the family was told they’d have to come back another time.
"At some point don’t you have to be accountable for your actions? Don’t you stand up and be responsible for what you did?" Finch’s mother said outside the courthouse.
Demonte McCain, 18, was arrested last October in connection with the shooting of Zachary Finch. McCain was charged with murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Two others were charged in Finch’s death. Police determined that Finch was killed while trying to buy a phone online.
On Thursday, McCain appeared before a judge. His attorney asked for and was granted two more weeks to review new evidence in the case. A co-defendant in the case had his plea deal rejected and plans to go to court.
Finch’s family says they will show up as often as they have to to make sure that justice is served.