A mom is headed to jail for practically two years for hashish use whereas proudly owning a handgun. Deja Taylor acquired a 21-month sentence on Wednesday (Nov. 15), per AP News.
In January, Taylor’s six-year-old son used his mom’s weapon to fireplace at his college instructor inside a Virginia classroom. Abby Zwerner survived her gunshot wounds to the chest and hand and has gone on to share her trauma in interviews.
After investigating the incident, native police discovered an oz of marijuana in Deja Taylor’s bed room and different associated paraphernalia. Text messages additionally reportedly evidenced “frequent drug use,” per AP.
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This sentence isn’t the top of the incident for Taylor. In reality, she’s due in court docket once more subsequent month for a separate sentence. That authorized continuing will concentrate on a felony youngster neglect cost from the state. Deja Taylor pled responsible to that in August. At the time, her lawyer, James Ellenson, stated the mom felt “very dangerous” over the instructor’s capturing.
“She feels very accountable, feels very dangerous, It’s simply very emotional, the entire listening to. It’s all simply upsetting to all people,” the lawyer stated.
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Authorities determined in March that her son wouldn’t face expenses. Attorney General Howard Gwynn instructed WTKR on the time that the legislation didn’t help “charging and convicting a six-year-old with aggravated assault.” It’s unclear if the kid returned to Richneck Elementary School pupil following the capturing.
The incident has dominated headlines for months — highlighting security in faculties. In April, Abby, the Virginia instructor, introduced a $40 million lawsuit towards college officers.
To recuperate from the capturing, Abby reportedly spent two weeks hospitalized and underwent 4 surgical procedures. Her lawsuit states she suffered everlasting bodily accidents, bodily ache, psychological anguish, and misplaced earnings following the incident. It additionally says she gave college directors “a number of warnings” concerning the boy having a gun.
“All Defendants knew that John Doe attacked college students and lecturers alike, and his motivation to injure was directed towards anybody in his path, each out and in of faculty, and was not restricted to lecturers whereas on the college,” the lawsuit states.
At this time, Deja Taylor just isn’t named in Abby’s lawsuit. However, the previous instructor reportedly testified within the mom’s sentencing listening to this week.
HAPPENING NOW: Deja Taylor & Abby Zwerner are at the moment in federal court docket, to find out what number of years Deja Taylor will face in jail, (the mom of the 6-year-old who used her gun to shoot Zwerner at Richneck elementary college again in January) Neither had any remark. @WAVY_News https://t.co/dyINgsuaZn pic.twitter.com/ya441AOSdd
— Cortez Grayson (@_cjg1124) November 15, 2023
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