After my talk with Yvette Harris, the mother of boy who allegedly shot up a CTA bus last Thursday, Michael "Mario" Pace, it was clear that she really didn't know how to handle this situation.
Yvette's niece, Cleo Harris, had this to say: "Even though Mario is still alive, he's good as dead in the jail system. We won't be able to love him and care for him the way we do anymore."
Mario never had a father and had trouble interacting with other kids. Yvette moved him from neighborhood to neighborhood trying to keep him away from gangs. She never suspected her sweet boy could be a killer, and I believe her.
She apologized to the family of Blair Holt, — his wake is today and Friday.
When something like this happens, what can a mother really say?