Ricky Ryon Willis III
YouTuber was destined for great things
A smooth voice. Deep brown eyes. His smile, unique with gap teeth, shined wide.
He started off his YouTube videos with a bombastic, “What’s up Willis Fam!” In his channel’s bio, he promised that he would “entertain and make people happy when they're sad.” In one video, he said, “I’m basically gonna be going a lot of places.”
His mother’s boyfriend, however, had other plans.
Deputies say he shot and killed Ricky Ryon Willis, 10, and his mother in Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 21, 2018, during an argument over changing the television channel. Ryon’s “America’s Got Talent” audition was scheduled for December.