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Suspect's mom to take stand in South Tampa teens' murder trial

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - April Grant, Tavari Grant's mother, is expected to take the stand in Hillsborough County court Thursday. Charles Waits is on trial for killing two Tampa teenagers. Prosecutors believe April's son is also involved.

Wednesday, Judy Brito burst into tears on the stand, remembering the June 2011 night when she left her children, 13-year-old Jeremi and 16-year-old Kiera, home alone in South Tampa.

Related story: Trial underway for South Tampa teens' murder

Prosecutors say he and former Armwood football player, Tavari, went to buy marijuana from Kiera. Things escalated to a robbery and murder.

Both sides say April could get hostile during her testimony. The judge will give her warnings if she gets out of hand in court.
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