In the weeks since she found her son slain in the Omaha home they shared, Jenise Harrison has had to sleep somewhere else.
It has been too painful to be there, the memories of Richard G. Harrison haunting her in every corner.
“It's not a good place to be some days,” she said Wednesday night.
Her spirits were buoyed, she said, when Omaha police arrested the man they said killed the college student, her only child.
Police said Wednesday they arrested Endre B. Turner, 22, of 5425 Camden Ave., in the Sept. 29 killing.
Turner was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, use of a gun to commit a felony and possession of a gun by a prohibited person.
Richard Harrison, 21, was shot during a burglary of the home at 5809 Grand Ave., his relatives said, citing accounts from detectives and a funeral home.
A police spokesman declined to say how Harrison died or what motivated the killing.
Jenise Harrison found her son's body when she returned home from work.
“As a mother you expect for a child to be safe in your home,” she said.
Turner, who was recently issued a marriage license, has previously been convicted of burglary and theft, according to court records.
Harrison's father, Richard K. Harrison, lauded the efforts of the police detectives.
“It's not been a feeling of jubilation,” he said.
He said he would like to know more about the alleged killer.
“He probably has more problems than I have,” Richard K. Harrison said.
Richard G. Harrison played on the Central High School football team and was interested in graphic design. He attended Metropolitan Community College and worked at Midtown Cinema.
At his funeral, the pews at Zion Baptist Church were filled with his former teachers, teammates and his pediatrician.
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