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Tyrone Mosby sentenced to 30 years for Pine Hills shooting

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A judge sentenced a man to prison after refusing to grant his request for a new trial following his conviction in the shooting an Orange County girl.

On Friday Judge Julie O'Kane sentenced Tyrone Mosby to 30 years in prison for the shooting.

Mosby, 22, fired a gun in a shootout and the bullet hit 15-year-old Danielle Sampson in the head as she was riding by in her family's minivan in Pine Hills in 2012.

Sampson suffered a traumatic brain injury but survived the shooting. She is confined to a wheelchair and needs around-the-clock care.

Last year, Mosby was found guilty of attempted murder. Since then, his attorneys had been fighting to get him a new trial, but a judge decided Friday to move forward with sentencing instead.   

Prior to the sentencing Sampson's mother, Alma Fletcher, told the court about the impact the shooting has had on her family.

"My life is a real hell," she said.

Fletcher said she wanted to see Mosby spend the remainder of his life behind bars.

"I would like to see this to get some kind of closure because I'm fighting like hell for Danielle with every fiber in my body," Fletcher said.

Mosby was given the opportunity to speak before he was sentenced but declined to say anything

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