Family of Akron mother shot by boyfriend say justice failed her

Posted at 6:24 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 22:23:29-04

The aunt of the Akron mother who was shot by her boyfriend is outraged, saying the justice system failed her. 

Bianca Haskell is still in serious condition Friday, recovering after surgery on Thursday in Akron City Hospital. She was shot by her boyfriend multiple times in front of their young children on Wednesday evening. 

Haskell had a protection order and there was an arrest warrant out for her boyfriend, Jamarian Williams, before he pulled the trigger.

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Haskell's family is now speaking out and calling for change.

"If you think of your niece, your daughter, your cousin. Taking ten bullets from the man she loved? It hurts," said Nicole Blackman Brazil, Haskell's aunt. 

Haskell was shot 10 times in both legs, her back, and her hand by the father of her children.

"She's going to have to learn to walk and use her limbs," said Brazil.

Brazil said it's a miracle she's alive, but a hospital is not where she should be. 

"The system is very flawed," she said.

Williams allegedly beat Haskell two weeks ago and has been charged with domestic violence five other times. 

"She's tried to leave him! And everytime she's called the police, she's facing him calling her," Brazil said.

With her niece in a hospital bed and the man who put her there behind bars, Brazil said the whole family is calling for reform when it comes to domestic violence. 

"There should be action before, not after. Be proactive. Not retroactive," Brazil said. "Let's change the laws on these books...We need help. We need help for these young girls. There's a lot of young girls out here. And if somebody doesn't stand up? There's gonna be dead girls out here."

NewsChannel 5 asked Akron Police on Thursday how Williams, who had an outstanding warrant was out, and was able to shoot the mother of his children 10 times. 

"How he gets arrested and where he gets arrested, we put all the resources we can to locate these people," said Lieutenant Rick Edwards.

Williams is still in the Summit County Jail. He faces several charges including felonious assault, endangering children sand domestic violence.