North did attend Republic High School, but dropped out last fall.
Through the tears, North is talking publicly because she wants answers.
"I hope that they catch everybody involved so I can get justice and peace and try to move on with my life," said North.
The probable cause statement by a detective that is the basis of the charges gives some idea as to what happened in the final moments before North's death. Statements show three people were with him before he was killed: Gabriel Roche; his brother, Michael Roche; and an unidentified person.
The detective wrote that Gabriel Roche told deputies he wanted to kill North because he believed he was a "snitch." He also wanted his brother, Michael, to see someone get killed.
Gabriel Roche told law enforcement specific details about how he says he killed North, which the detective says matched the injures found on his body. The detective wrote that Roche said he first stabbed North with a knife in the chest, North ran, Roche chased after him, then stabbed him again in the back and side.
Roche told investigators that North begged for his life, and then Roche cut his throat.
"Weston didn't deserve to die. He was a sweet caring boy. All his family just loved him a lot. I just want him back," said Erika North.
Erika North was shown a photo of Roche. She says she has never seen him before and doesn't know anything about him.
While the probable cause statement says three people are involved in the case, Roche is the only person charged, as of Sunday. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about the case, you can call the sheriff's department at (417) 868-4040.
Here isthe probable cause statement from the Greene County Sheriff's Department.
Probable Cause Statement
Date: January 1, 2012 Case #: 1959911
I, Sgt. Curtis Hunt, knowing that false statements on this form are punishable by law, state that the facts contained herein are true.
1. I have probable cause to believe that on December 31, 2011, near 6121 W. Farm Road 178, Republic, Greene County, Missouri, Gabriel Luke Roche; DOB: 07/09/1993, SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx committed one or more criminal offenses.
2. The facts supporting this belief are as follows:
On December 31, 2011 at about 0728 hours a motorist called Greene County Dispatch to report a male subject was observed lying in a ditch on Farm Road 178 near State Highway ZZ near Republic, Missouri a location in Greene County. The motorist believed the subject appeared to be deceased. Upon arrival of Greene County Deputies and First Responders the male subject was located and confirmed to be deceased.
Greene County Sheriffs Deputy Teeling was the first Law Enforcement Officer to arrive on the scene. He observed the deceased male subject with an apparent laceration to the subject’s throat.
The deceased male subject was later identified as Weston T. North (DOB: 10/13/1994) who lived in the city of Republic, Missouri. Dr. Anderson with the Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner of death to Weston North was by homicide. The cause of death was from multiple stab wounds.