Elizabeth Marie Wren is a mother with a broken heart.
Her teenage sons were brutally stabbed and killed. Their bodies were later discovered burned and dumped behind an abandoned house.
So when Elizabeth was faced with her sons killer, she did what any mom would do.
Inside a Kentucky courtroom on Monday, the grieving mom lunged at her sons accused killer.
In the end she had to be dragged away.
Elizabeth told the station WLKY that she ‘just flipped out’ after coming face to face with Brice Rhodes.
Rhodes, 27, is one of four men who have been charged with the 2016 killings of her two sons.
16-year-old Maurice ‘Reece’ Gordon and 14-year-old Larry Ordway were stabbed to death on May 22, 2016.
Elizabeth was on in court for the routine hearing Monday morning. She spent most of the time patiently listening to proceedings.
But after about 20 minutes, as the defendant stood up to leave, he turned in the mother’s direction and laughed.
Courtroom footage shows the incensed mother jumping to her feet and trying to attack Rhodes.
‘Lock me up. Lock me up. Why don’t you let me get to him? He’s sick!’
Elizabeth is heard screaming, as she is being hauled out of the courtroom.
The devastated mother told WLKY she ‘just couldn’t take it,’ hearing her sons’ alleged killer laughing about their deaths.
She has previously claimed that Rhodes was trying to recruit her sons into a street gang.
According to Elizabeth, he would take them out shopping for designer clothes and shoes at the mall to lure them in, according to a WDRB report.
Authorities believe Tieren Coleman, 20, Rhodes, Jacorey Taylor, 19, and Anjuan Carter, 16, killed Gordon and Ordway.
Investigators believe it was because they thought the boys would tell police about the May 4, 2016, shooting death of 41-year-old Christopher Jones, which the teens witnessed.
Rhodes has pleaded not guilty to the killings. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
The other three co-defendants have taken plea deals and are awaiting sentencing.
In October 2016, Rhodes threatened a judge and her family.
He told her ger: ‘don’t you think I’m gonna find out where you live at? ‘
He later added: ‘You got family! I’ll be out!’