You remember Toya Graham. She is the Baltimore mother of five caught on camera beating her masked son who was participating in the Baltimore uprising after the death of Freddie Gray, Jr. Applauded at the time as an example of a great mother, Graham said that she was just trying to protect her son.
Media appearances followed and Graham and her son, Michael, enjoyed a little over 15 minutes of fame. But tragedy has set in a year after the riots. Unfortunately, this time it also involves her son, that’s right, the same son involved in the uprising. Michael, now 17, was cooking chicken tenders in the kitchen and left them on the stove to go to the bathroom.While he was there, the kitchen caught fire, leaving him, Graham and her four other children homeless.
Baltimore Riot Mom Toya Graham Homeless After Son Starts was originally published on wzakcleveland.com