The mother of the baby-faced gangbanger charged with shooting Vada Vasquez broke down in a Bronx court Thursday as her son and his four cronies were tossed in jail.
Tears streamed down the face of mom Zelita Mighty when a Bronx Criminal Court judge ordered Carvett Gentles, 16, held without bail.
As an anguished Mighty looked on, prosecutors said Gentles had confessed.
“The defendant admits full participation in this crime,” prosecutor Terry Gensler said. “The defendant admits to being the shooter.”
The slightly built Gentles, who stood a head below the other suspects, was silent during the proceeding. His devastated mother refused to comment afterward.
About 10 blocks away, Vada remained in critical condition at Lincoln Hospital.
“She’s still laying in the bed, still heavily sedated,” sister Mandy Boodram said. “We’re just waiting until she wakes up.