Woman demands answers in nephew’s murder, escorted out of Portsmouth City Council meeting

Posted at 11:50 PM, May 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-13 23:50:01-04

Portsmouth, Va. - Tuesday night's Portsmouth Council meeting didn't quite stick to the planned agenda.

April Hill, the aunt of a murdered teen, made herself heard with some choice words about how the city is being managed.

"All that you want to do is do unnecessary stuff. Do your own job, run this city, run the city," said Hill in an outburst Wednesday night.

Hill's display caused her to be escorted out of the meeting by police, but not before making some demands surrounding the death of her nephew, Jayzavia Hill.

"I'm telling you, I want answers now and I want answers now," she said.

Jayzavia was murdered outside of his cousin's house right before Mother's Day on Saturday night. Police have not released any possible suspects behind his death. And according to Hill's outburst, this isn't the first time her family has dealt with a lack of information.

"My brother was killed two years ago," she said. "You can throw me out but I want to be heard."

Although no answers were provided to her before she was thrown out, her demand for answers is now a part of the public record.