Bronx Mother of 4-Year-Old Boy Who Was Fatally Shot by Gang Members Speaks at Sentencing

© Spencer Platt/Getty Images File photo of Lloyd Morgan's mother, Shianne Norman, speaking at the funeral for 4-year-old Morgan who was killed by a stray bullet in the Bronx on August 1, 2012 in New York City
© Spencer Platt/Getty Images File photo of Lloyd Morgan’s mother, Shianne Norman, speaking at the funeral for 4-year-old Morgan who was killed by a stray bullet in the Bronx on August 1, 2012 in New York City

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.

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Source: New York Daily News | BEN KOCHMAN

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