Dallas police arrested a Madison High School student Monday for the beating death of Wilmer Hutchins student and basketball star Troy Causey.
Madison HS student Jonathan Turner, also known as Bubba, was arrested at the Dallas ISD campus on Monday afternoon, according to Dallas police.
Causey, 18, was beaten to death in front of an Oak Cliff house in the 6300 block of Cinnamon Oaks Drive on March 23. Turner, Causey and others lived in the house without their parents.
Causey was taken to the hospital with severe head injuries, including a fractured skull and bleeding and swelling of his brain.
Causey died from his injuries the next day.
Dallas police said additional witnesses came forward last week and gave information that led to the arrest of Turner. Police said other suspects may also be involved.
Sources told FOX4 there may have been several people who stood and watched the fight and one person may have shot video of the fight.
Tammy Simpson, Causey’s mother, is determined to see her son’s killers prosecuted, but she doesn’t believe Turner acted alone.
“Yes, he may have been involved in the initial fight, but what I know, Troy and Bubba never fought,” said Simpson.
Turner and Causey grew up playing basketball together.
When detectives first interviewed Causey’s roommates, they claimed two strangers confronted Causey and beat him.
Then, police say the roommates, including Turner, admitted to being involved in the fight, but claimed the death was an accident.
“Those stories did not match the physical evidence,” said Major Max Geron with the Dallas Police Department.
According to court documents, a witness told police last Thursday that Turner admitted to punching Causey, then kicking him in the head once he was on the ground.
Then on Friday, those roommates and others faced a grand jury, testifying under oath.
“Hopefully this arrest can bring down the others,” said Simpson. “Bring in the others to corroborate with this investigation and tell the truth... there's more than one individual involved in this case and they must all be held accountable.”
Simpson believes the root of the fight was over Causey's basketball scholarship to Seminole State University. She says her son, who'd been in special education classes since first grade, was excited about college and the opportunity.
That's why she fights in his memory.
“I won't rest until all are arrested and prosecuted,” she said. “There are many involved in this case, in the murder and the cover-up.”
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