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Son Killed Over Air Jordan's Now Mother Raising Awareness

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A local mother is pushing to keep your kids safe after she lost her son over a pair of Nike ‘Air Jordan' shoes.

The latest sneaker is coming out tomorrow, and the mother is hoping that sharing her story will prevent others from becoming a victim.

The day was December 21, 2012, and the newest ‘Air Jordan's were released.

Joshua Woods, 22, got one of the few vouchers to buy a pair of the latest shoes for himself and 6-year-old son.

"I still have text messages that my son sent that morning. 'Mom I am okay. We are already headed home.' my son didn't make it home," said Dazie Williams.

Three young men are charged with murdering Woods in an attempted robbery, trying to get those shoes from him.

Since her son's death, Williams has been trying to raise awareness.

"That morning I was supposed to go with my son, but my son told me he would be okay. Don't let your kids tell you that. Go with your children. Go with them to the mall," said Williams.

She says she received a call from Michael Jordan expressing his condolences. She has reached out to Nike, and she even started a website called

"Eliminate the ticket because you are not bringing in enough tickets to accommodate people who want all of these shoes or sell them online."

Saturday the latest ‘Air Jordan's will be released. That day is the one year anniversary since her son's death.

The voucher system still exists.

"I push what I am doing so hard because I wish someone would have done this and maybe my son would be here," said Williams.

We did reach out to Nike and have not received a response.

Williams and other supporters plan to be at local malls selling the shoes tomorrow. They hope to encourage customers to sign a petition to do away with the voucher system and make it easier to get the shoes in hopes to prevent any violence.

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