Mother who texted with son in Orlando nightclub learns he died

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida -- Eddie Jamoldroy Justice tapped out a series of chilling text messages to his mother from a bathroom at the Orlando nightclub. The 45-minute exchange began with a message of love.

"Mommy I love you," the first message to Mina Justice said at 2:06 a.m. The messages became more frantic as he confirmed to her that the shooter was in the bathroom where he was hiding.

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Eddie texted her again, saying there was a shooter at the club. He told her to call police and said he was hiding in a bathroom with other partygoers.

"He's coming," he wrote. "I'm gonna die."

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Eddie Justice, 30, was normally a homebody who liked to eat and work out, his mother said. He liked to make everyone laugh. He worked as an accountant and lived in a condo in downtown Orlando.

"Lives in a sky house, like the Jeffersons," his mother said he liked to say, referring to the TV sitcom about a family living in a hi-rise.

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