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Coco focusing on family time; due to Ice-T's grandson's manslaughter arrest?

Ice-T and Coco Austin are likely going through a very hard time right now. Last week, the rapper and actor's grandson, 19-year-old Elyjah Marrow, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter after accidentally killing his roommate with a handgun on Tuesday afternoon. While Ice-T has yet to publicly speak out about the matter, his wife seems to have provided some insight on how they're coping with the tragedy.

Coco (L) and Ice-T attend the Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The Joyful Revolution Gala 10th Anniversary Celebration at Cipriani, 42nd Street on May 29, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Jamie McCarthy

On Sunday, June 29, the model and TV personality posted a tweet that acknowledged she has been more quiet than usual on social media. While she did not specifically refer to her step-grandson's arrest, she wrote, "concentrating on family time..you understand right?"

Some fans took the comment to be about Elyjah's arrest for causing the death of his roommate. One wished Coco all the best to her step-grandson and the rest of the family. Another wondered whether Coco was close to Elyjah and expressed sadness for the victim's family.

Fans of the couple's E! reality TV show, "Ice Loves Coco," have actually seen Elyjah on the show a few times. In one scene, Ice-T praised Elyjah, who is the son of his first daughter LeTesha, whom he himself had when he was very young, for doing well in school and getting good grades.

According to police, Elyjah was playing around with a handgun when it went off and hit his roommate, 19-year-old Daryus Johnson, who later died from his injuries. Not only has Elyjah, who is still in police custody in Georgia, been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but also theft of receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm. He also faces a misdemeanor charge for reckless conduct.

Fans of Ice-T and Coco Austin won't be seeing the fallout of his grandson's arrest on their lives play out on TV however. In February, Ice-T announced that after three seasons, they're done with the show. They're now concentrating on developing a talk show with Ryan Seacrest.