Mother of man who died in Craigslist deal gone wrong demands answers

Andrea Golbourne-Smith said she hasn't slept much since her son, Andre Derek Smith, died during a Craigslist deal gone wrong in Davie. 

During a press conference Wednesday, she sat next to attorneys Jasmine Rand and Jose Baez to demand that the Davie Police Department release the surveillance video related to the shooting that left her 20-year-old son dead

"He is my baby. I think I deserve to find out what angered this person who killed my child," Golbourne-Smith said. 

Her son placed an add on Craigstlist to sell an iPhone for $280. Matthew Barry responded and they met Nov. 1 outside of a CVS Pharmacy near the intersection of Griffin Road and University Drive to make the exchange. 

Davie Police Department Maj. Dale Engle said the surveillance video shows Barry, the buyer of the cellphone, was running away from Smith, who was selling the cellphone. Barry told police officers that Smith wasn't there to make a deal, but was there to rob him and that is why he decided to shoot. 

Smith's mother doubts that. She believes her son has never committed a crime and doesn't understand why Barry decided to kill her son.  

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