Alabama Man Turns Himself In For Murdering The Son Of Famous TikTok Mom

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Suspect jailed on murder charge in death of TikTok star ‘Mama Tot’s’ son – AL.com

Reuben Thomas Gulley, 20, is charged with murder after turning himself in this week. The victim was killed the day before his upcoming 19th birthday.

Ophelia Nichols, a TikTok user famously known as ‘Mama Tot’, pleaded for help in finding the killer of her 18-year-old son Lee.

On June 24, 2022, Lee was shot in the back at a gas station in Prichard, Ala and attempted to drive away afterwards. Surveillance footage shows that a man in a red hoodie snuck into Lee’s car while it was stopped at a gas pump.

The man in the hoodie shot Lee from behind the driver’s seat. After a few seconds passed, the suspect promptly got back into his black car and drove away from the scene.

The Prichard Police Department believes the fatal shooting occurred during a marijuana purchase gone awry.

Gulley was denied bond, and it was unclear if he entered a plea or retained an attorney.

Lee’s mother, Ophelia Nichols, said she has empathy for the family of the person who killed her son. Nichols addressed the arrest in a video posted Friday morning. She said she was not happy about the arrest and thought the boy that was arrested was just a baby.

To learn more about this shocking murder case, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Suspect jailed on murder charge in death of TikTok star ‘Mama Tot’s’ son  AL.com
  2. Alabama man turns himself in, charged for murder of TikTok star’s son  WHNT News 19
  3. Alabama man charged with murder in death of TikTok star’s son  Fox News
  4. Man arrested in connection with murder of TikTok star Mama Tot’s son  Dexerto
  5. Arrest made in murder of Mobile TikTok star’s son  NBC 15 WPMI
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