Watch LIVE

HEARTBREAKING: Laura Wilkerson speaks out on her son's brutal torture, murder by illegal immigrant

The Glenn Beck Program

'A classmate asked for a ride home and Josh said 'yes' ... Josh never came home'

On Wednesday's radio program, Glenn Beck spoke with Laura Wilkerson, the mother of an 18-year-old boy who was brutally tortured and murdered by a classmate who was living in the U.S. illegally.

Laura recalled the gut-wrenching story of what happened to Josh, her youngest of three children, who was savagely beaten, strangled, and set on fire by a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who attended the same school in Pearland, Texas.

"Apparently during that day, a classmate asked for a ride home [from school] and Josh said 'yes' ... Josh never came home," said Laura.

She spoke of the horrific events as they unfolded, from finding Josh's truck near a dumpster in a parking lot, to the trial two years later when she had to listen to the killer describe exactly how he murdered her son.

Laura also talked about the importance of securing our borders. "There's not words to even explain to you the depth of the pain when something like this happens, when you lose a child in any way, but then you add the trauma and the violence and the knowledge that he shouldn't have been in this country in the first place," she said.

"I died that day ... the pain, it's just a soul pain that goes so deep you can hardly even describe it," Laura added. "It's imperative to have the border, because we have a right as American citizens to know who's in this country with us ... we have a right to know. I mean, I can't fly from Houston to Austin without a driver's license, and you know what it took to get that.... You know, you work to just follow the law, that's what you do as an American citizen. You do it or you don't get the privileges ... and I just don't understand why they would want to give it away, or even give leniency on those things, to people who have already committed the crime of coming in this country illegally."

Watch the video below.

To hear more of "The Glenn Beck Program," listen live on Blaze Radio weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET or or anytime on-demand on BlazeTV.

You can also listen to the full podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you download podcasts.

Most recent
All Articles