Alabama TikTok star Mama Tot shares her grief as she surrenders for killing her son during the weed deal

Alabama TikTok star Mama Tot shares her grief as she surrenders for killing her son during the weed deal

Alabama TikTok star Mama Tot shared her sadness and frustration on the social media platform on Friday, telling her 8.7 million followers how she’s feeling after the man accused of killing her son in a botched pot deal fatally shot, turned himself in and was charged with murder.

Ophelia Nichols, the social media star’s real name, shared how she felt a sense of sadness when she first saw a photo of Reuben Gulley, 20, where Prichard, Alabama, is carrying her son, Randon Lee, according to police , 19, had shot a local gas station.

“I’m not happy,” she said. “Last night when I saw that mugshot, I was like, ‘Gosh, he’s just a baby.’

She said she saw comments online from the suspect’s teachers saying: “He was a lovely young man.”

Randon Lee, 19, seen here, was a small-time pot dealer in Prichard, Alabama when he was shot dead in a gas station botched drug deal

TikTok star Ophelia Nichols said the two men have a lot in common, like moms who would do anything for them

Randon Lee, 19, son of Ophelia Nichols, here with a wad of cash.  He was dealing pot when he was gunned down in a gas station

Randon Lee, 19, son of Ophelia Nichols, here with a wad of cash. He was dealing pot when he was gunned down in a gas station

“I’ll be him,” she said. “It just made me think that in 11 seconds he made the decision to just throw his life away.”

Nichols said she found common ground between Gulley’s life and her son’s.

“One thing he and my little kid had in common and that’s that they both have a mother who would do absolutely anything for them,” she said, fighting back tears. “So remember there are two families that are hurting. There are two of us.”

Gulley, of Saraland, Alabama, turned himself in to the Mobile County Jail on Thursday with a warrant for Lee’s murder.

Randon Lee, 19, here with his mother, TikTok star Mama Tot, aka Ophelia Nichols

Randon Lee, 19, here with his mother, TikTok star Mama Tot, aka Ophelia Nichols

Lee, who had just turned 19, was a small local marijuana dealer who had previously sold weed to Gulley.

But on the night of June 24, surveillance footage shows Lee meeting with his killer as each pulled up in their respective cars in front of a gas pump at a gas station.

One of the suspects, who police believe to be Gulley, is seen getting into Lee’s car, where he fires the fatal shot.

He then got back into his own vehicle before driving away.

Randon Lee died a day before his 19th birthday.  He was found dead in his car at a gas station

Randon Lee died a day before his 19th birthday. He was found dead in his car at a gas station

TikTok star Mama Tot, also known as Ophelia Nichols, said she felt people were amused by the story of her slain son

TikTok star Mama Tot, also known as Ophelia Nichols, said she felt people were amused by the story of her slain son

After being shot, Lee managed to drive to another gas station where he died, Prichard Police Detective Jason Hadaway said.

“We know at this point that Mr. Lee had a relationship of selling to various people. These two people had bought from him in the past,’ said the detective.

Lee wasn’t on the local police radar as someone they knew was selling drugs.

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“We know at this point that Mr. Lee had a relationship of selling to various people. Those two had bought from him in the past,’ said Detective Jason Hadaway

“We did everything we could to keep him on track, but last year everyone thought it was him because he was so good,” Nichols said. “But (it) gives nobody the right to shoot my son. That is everything I know.’

She said that one of the most painful things was hearing her son’s judgments from people in the community.

“What really hurt me, when this all came out, was that people in my town — people I grew up with who shop at the same stores they do — made such horrible comments about my little kid,” she said .

‘I thought why? You don’t even know him. Then I thought, “Lord, I hope she’s not going through this,” Nichols said, referring to Gulley’s mother. She shook her head and bit her lip.

“I don’t wish that on anyone. That was really hard for me,” she said. “None of our children should have been there that night. None of them.’

I know it’s going to be a long road to justice,” Nichols said. ‘And I hope it’s done right.

In another TikTok video posted later on Friday, she sits in her car and expresses frustration at the attention she’s getting over Gulley’s arrest and the entertainment value she’s holding for some followers.

“My little kid’s life isn’t some funny gossip story that happened a month ago in a funny small town that we can laugh about today. This was my child’s life and my child was murdered.’