Mom confronts man convicted in her teen daughter's murder

- In August a barrage of bullets were fired into a Detroit home killing an innocent 14-year-old girl.

One of the men involved in the murder was sentenced for the crime - but not before hearing from the victim's grieving family.

Mother Chaentae Stewart addressed 24-year-old Dwayne Sharpe, reflecting on the death of her daughter Jamesha McWilliams.
    
"I don't feel sorry for anybody in that car, I don't feel sorry for anybody in this room." said Stewart. "My daughter is dead and gone. She is never coming back, she's never going to graduate, get her first check that she worked hard for. You know what it went to, it is going to her funeral."

Sharpe accepted a plea deal and got the maximum sentence of 22 to 60 years in prison for his role as the driver in the crime.

On Aug. 3, Sharpe drove two passengers to a home on Waltham. Nearly 20 shots were fired into a home in what is being called a retaliation shooting. Jamesha was an innocent victim.

"They shot my baby," Stewart said. "And she fell down the stairs in front of her daddy and her brother. And her last words weren't 'Mommy I love you, Daddy I love you." She said 'Please don't let me die.'"

Although Sharpe agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder but the defense tried to convince the court that his sentence should be similar to manslaughter because he didn't pull the trigger and he had no prior criminal history.

"They want to give these people reduced sentences, but they gave my baby a death sentence," Stewart said. "It just (has to) make sense."

"We need the record to be fully clear here because from what I'm gathering, it sounds like he was just driving along and something bad happened," said the judge. "And that is just not what he pled to."

The prosecutor said "That makes him what I labeled in my sentencing memorandum 'The chauffer of the limousine of death.'"

Sharpe apologized at sentencing but it's not enough for the victim's family.

"I apologize to the family, the mother, the father, and brother and other family that's in the audience for what happened on that day," Sharpe said. "And that's all I have to say."

"Her last Facebook status says she can't wait for her birthday party," her mother said. "She tried out the whole summer to be on the cheerleading team and she made it. She got her first job and she worked it and she didn't get to experience any of it. 

"They killed my baby before she got on her first cheer team, before her first game, before her birthday that she looked forward to

Suspect Robert Moore, seen on the left of a group photo, will stand trial for Jamesha’ s murder. Charges against Anthony Rodgers -- were dropped earlier this month due to lack of evidence. 
 

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