Last Friday night one Savannah,Georgia neighborhood was shaken by the sound of gunfire. A 13-year-old girl had been standing in her own front yard talking with her 16-year-old boyfriend. The young girl had been trying to end a rocky relationship when her boyfriend allegedly pulled out a gun and shot her dead.
The girl’s mother says she looked for her daughter just moments before she noticed police lights on her street and police in her driveway.
“I looked out and saw my daughter laying down," said April Jones, the mother of the victim. "I didn’t know if she was unconscious. I didn’t know if she was breathing. I didn’t know if she was alive.”
That girl was identified as La’Meya Mitchell.
The incident report from Savannah Police says 16-year-old Jeremiah Seaton ran away from the scene and tossed the gun before turning himself in to police at the Central Precinct. He told police he had shot his girlfriend.
Seaton has been charged with murder. Police say Mitchell appeared to be shot in the chest.
This case sheds a light on an alarming subject. Domestic violence against young women is at an all time high. We just reported another story where a boy shot a girl in the head because he feared he'd gotten her pregnant.
"There's nothing for this person to say to make me forgive him, and make me understand how he played God and took my child," her mother commented "There's nothing for this person to say to make me forgive him, and make me understand how he played God and took my child," Jones said.
We, as a nation, have got to start teaching our children better and taking away their access to weapons. Just because you're mad doesn't give you the right to take someone's life.
Seaton is being charged with murder.