Man who admitted to fatally shooting 13-year-old girl in Mount Vernon to be sentenced Tuesday
A man who admitted to fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl in Mount Vernon will be sentenced in federal court in White Plains Tuesday.
David Hardy, 26, admitted to the gang-related shooting on New Year's Eve in 2016.
A stray bullet aimed at a rival gang member struck and killed 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie, who was sitting in the passenger seat of her mom's car.
The teen earned high grades in school and was a rising basketball star in her district.
Mother Nadine Mckenzie says she wants Hardy to get the maximum sentence of 40 years to life in federal prison.
Hardy faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison, but his attorneys are asking for 20 years. They argue Hardy has accepted responsibility and went through years of untreated drug use and mental health issues.