A Rochester family says they're a step closer to justice after the man accused of killing their loved one was indicted on new charges by a grand jury.
Jawuan Brumfield, 23, was beaten to death at a Geneva home in 2017.
One year after the incident, Jeffery Salone, Jr. was arrested and charged with manslaughter. But the charge was thrown out by a judge over a procedural error.
Brumfield's loved ones packed into an Ontario County courthouse Wednesday as his alleged killer was indicted once again, this time on second-degree murder, manslaughter in the first-degree and tampering with physical evidence.
"I think the judge understands, we're here for justice and that's what we want," said Brumfield's stepfather, William Jones. "There's a lot of things that I wish could happen to him but at the end of the day I'm not the judge or jury."
Family and friends remember the 23-year-old as a good kid, standout basketball player and loving father.
"I loved him, everybody loved him. He was amazing," said Jahara Duval, the mother of Brumfield's now five-year-old son.
Duval started the Fatherless Kids Foundation in his honor to help kids who are coping with the loss of a father to violence.
"At what point are we going to let our men, our black men, be there for these kids, set an example and be what they need to be for this community and this world," Duval continued.
Last year, a basketball tournament was organized to benefit the foundation and work is already underway to bring it back again.
The case against Salone is set to go to trial in April.