A mom is headed to jail for practically two years for hashish use whereas proudly owning a handgun. Deja Taylor obtained a 21-month sentence on Wednesday (Nov. 15), per AP Information.
In January, Taylor’s six-year-old son used his mom’s weapon to fireplace at his college trainer 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. Textual content 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 courtroom 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. On the time, her lawyer, James Ellenson, stated the mom felt “very unhealthy” over the trainer’s taking pictures.
“She feels very accountable, feels very unhealthy, It’s simply very emotional, the entire listening to. It’s all simply upsetting to everyone,” the lawyer stated.
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Authorities determined in March that her son would not face fees. Lawyer Basic Howard Gwynn instructed WTKR on the time that the regulation didn’t assist “charging and convicting a six-year-old with aggravated assault.” It’s unclear if the kid returned to Richneck Elementary Faculty pupil following the taking pictures.
The incident has dominated headlines for months — highlighting security in faculties. In April, Abby, the Virginia trainer, introduced a $40 million lawsuit in opposition to college officers.
To get well from the taking pictures, 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” in regards to 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.
Presently, Deja Taylor isn’t named in Abby’s lawsuit. Nonetheless, the previous trainer reportedly testified within the mom’s sentencing listening to this week.
HAPPENING NOW: Deja Taylor & Abby Zwerner are at the moment in federal courtroom, 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
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