Updated:ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
A judge ruled Friday that convicted felon Tyrone Mosby, who severely injured
a teenager during a shootout in Pine Hills, is competent to be sentenced.
In March, Mosby was convicted of shooting then-15-year-old Danielle Sampson, leaving her with severe brain damage.
Despite Mosby's lawyer claiming his client was not mentally competent, a judge ruled Friday Mosby was fit to be sentenced.
Sampson's parents looked on as the judge said three different doctors all agreed Mosby was competent.
Sampson had just left church and was in her family's van when she was struck in the head by a bullet.
Prosecutors said she got caught in the middle of a gunfight between Mosby and another man.
Mosby's defense team is now fighting for a new trial, alleging the state withheld evidence, including statements from witnesses who told investigators it might not have been Mosby's bullet that hit Sampson.
But Sampson's family members said they see it as just another attempt to work the legal system.