U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles finally on Monday breaks out her silence on the three murder charges on her brother. She said that she’s having a hard time processing. Tevin Biles Thomas was arrested for a shooting at a house party on last New Year’s Eve. The shooting took the life of three people and wounded several others.
Biles-Thomas is the elder brother of the 22-years old Simone. Born in Columbus, Ohio, the siblings were growing up with different relatives. Simone Biles, a four-time gold medalist, was adopted by her grandparents and raised in Houston, Texas, CBS affiliate WOIO-T reported.
“My Heartaches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families,” Biles wrote on social media. “There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone’s pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolence to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy” she continued, “I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy as we deal with our pain. XO.”
still having a hard time processing last weeks news pic.twitter.com/GU0nQt2PZY
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) September 3, 2019
Biles Thomas was arrested last week for the charges of murder, manslaughter, assault, and perjury. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, Sept 13, at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Cleveland Division of Police and the Cuyahoga Country prosecutor’s office also released an official statement which claimed that above a pizzeria an “Univited group” entered a party at an apartment. A fight broke out, and gunfire was involved. Five people were shot multiple times, with two men pronounced dead at the scene and another soon after at the hospital, according to WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga. The Liberty Country sheriff’s office, in Georgia, received a sample of Biles-Thomas’ DNA on Aug 14 according to WSAV, and was conducted with a warrant and presented to a grand jury.
eating my feelings don’t talk to me
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 30, 2019
Her sister Simone did not comment on the matter until Monday, but she sent out a tweet on Thursday evening that seemed related to the topic. “Eating my feeling don’t talk to me,” the four-time Olympic gold medalist wrote.