The sobbing mother of a 4-year-old boy fatally shot in the head after gang members turned a Bronx playground into a shooting gallery said Tuesday that even prison time for two gunmen responsible did not give her solace.
“I took him outside to play, and I never brung my son back home,” said Shianne Norman, 30, at the sentencing for two men responsible for the tragic death of Lloyd Christopher Morgan.
The child was struck by a bullet from a .45 caliber handgun during a July 22, 2012 shootout between rival gangs at a charity basketball game at Morrisania’s Forest Houses.
“My son never lost any teeth. My son didn’t get to go to kindergarten,” Norman said, with well over a dozen family members packing the rows at Bronx Supreme Court.
“A few weeks ago I didn’t get a handmade card for Mother’s Day,” the weeping mother said.
“I don’t get a prom and I don’t get a graduation. My son is gone.”
The shooter, Rondell (Spyder) Pinkerton, was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter as part of a plea deal negotiated in April.
Source: New York Daily News | BEN KOCHMAN