NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The owner of an Inwood restaurant is fighting to keep one of his mother’s killers behind bars nearly four decades after her murder.
Jason Minter is the owner of Indian Road Café at 600 W. 218th St. He was just 6 years old when his mother, Bonnie Minter, and her friend, Sheila Watson, were raped and murdered during a violent home invasion in northern Westchester on March 2, 1977.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, someone who saw Minter in the popular café would have no inkling of the heavy burden he carries.
“I remember his face. I remember seeing them there,” Minter said. “I remember the two of them, Profit and Ayala, shoving the women around.”
The house where the horror happened is still standing.
Samuel Ayala, James Walls and Willie Profit forced their way into Watson’s home, where Minter’s 3-year-old sister was playing with Watson’s daughter.