DES MOINES, Iowa — The family of Troy Mure Jr. says allegations of their son leaving town after bonding out of jail are false.
Despite Mure’s sister posting on Facebook that he had left town, the family says it was done to keep him safe.
“It was posted because somebody shot up my house on Sunday and we thought that would make everything go away if we said Troy was gone. Everyone took everything out proportion that Troy left. He`s here and he`s working a job,” says Mure’s mother,Reena
Mure says her home was shot at on Sunday night in the 1500 block of Washington Aveune ,where a teenage boy was injured. She believed her home was a target now that her son is out of jail.
Mure was convicted of vehicular homicide by reckless driving in July. His passenger Scalicity Perez died as a result of a high speed chase in November of last year. Mure was released from jail on an appeal bond two weeks ago. His family says it’s hard for Troy to move forward when he’s constantly reminded of his past.
“Troy loved Scalicity and she loved him and it’s sad that everyone think he killed her on purpose. It was an accident. Somebody was chasing him,” Mure’s mother says. “Everyday troy has to struggle with this. He seen her and he loved her.”
The courts will determine if there will be a hearing on Mure’s appeal.