Charles Andrew Williams, who moved to California with his father and brother after his parents divorced, rarely saw his mother who was still back in rural Maryland. In a home video Williams could be seen playfully showing off his Santee home for his friends back in Maryland. Andy, who, since coming to Santana High, had been the subject of bullying, could also be heard on the video commenting about his life: “My school is horrible. I hate it here, everyone is horrible to me.”
Mary Nederlander, the mother of Williams’ former Maryland girlfriend Kathleen Seek, was quoted as saying, “He emailed us and told us that he just wanted to come home and that it was just awful over there. They were teasing him, calling him ‘country boy’. He didn’t dress right. He was skinny, they called him gay.” When Mary saw Andy in the police car on the TV, he looked empty. “That wasn’t the boy who came and ate dinner at our house and called me mom.” That wasn’t the boy she knew with “a gentle kind of heart”.
Chains in the ready
Jeremy Meeks - June 27, 2014