By Stan Bush

DENVER (CBS4) – South Denver resident Cristine Singh says she was not home the night her son, Tim Anderson, 27, was murdered in the family home.

“I told him I loved him and he said he loved me and we’d see him in the morning. That was the end,” said Singh.

Cristine Singh and Tim Anderson (credit: Cristine Singh)

Singh said police told her Anderson was shot multiple times when Zjiahnni Lacour, 15, and Dmarco Blake, 17, broke in, stole valuables, and attacked her son who she says was defending the house.

Dmarco Jaquise Blake and Zjiahnni Tarrelle Lacour (credit: Denver Police)

“I thought this was a safe neighborhood. I thought he was safe and I found out I was wrong,” she said.

Sources told CBS4 the homicide may be connected to a series of violent break-ins the same night in Greenwood Village, and the shooting of a dog inside one home.

Polo (credit: CBS)

Lacour turned herself in to police in Saturday. Denver police initially denied claims the murder was a home invasion and any connection to the other cases.

Singh said her son did not know the suspects. On Monday Denver police didn’t comment further citing the ongoing investigation.

Blake is still on the run.

Singh said she hoping her son gets justice.

“He was 27. He was unarmed. It doesn’t make sense. If he (Blake) doesn’t get the death penalty I want him in prison for the rest of his life,” she said.

Stan Bush is a general assignment reporter at CBS4. His stories can be seen on CBS4 News at 10. Read his bio and follow him on Twitter @StanBushTV.

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