• Family of girl who was hit by stray bullet in Pine Hills waiting for shooter to be sentenced


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The man who was convicted of firing a stray bullet that struck an innocent Orange County teenager in the head still has not been sentenced.

    Danielle Sampson’s mother said she can’t wait for her day in court, when she’ll be able to tell Tyrone Mosby how what happened on that Pine Hills road destroyed her family.

    The problem is she doesn’t know when that day will come.

    Alma Fletcher said her life has become a waiting game for signs of improvement in her daughter, and justice for the man who shot her.

    “He can do everything for himself. My daughter would have been in 11th grade, and it really hurts,” Fletcher said.

    Mosby was convicted of attempted murder for firing shots from a car speeding through Pine Hills in July 2012.

    A stray bullet hit Sampson as she sat in the back seat of her family’s minivan.

    She has yet to recover from the massive brain injury.

    A jury found Sampson guilty in March 2013, but he has yet to be sentenced.

    “To have closure on this is to see him put away. That’s what closure means,” Fletcher said.

    Mosby is also a defendant in a racketeering case being handled by the statewide prosecutor’s office.

    WFTV learned a “stay” was put on both cases because Mosby’s attorneys believe evidence in the racketeering case could help him get a new trial in his attempted murder case.

    So far, that evidence is being kept confidential.

    “It is really and totally ridiculous,” Fletcher said.

    Fletcher is waiting for a hearing next month, where she hopes to find out what’s next and she remains focused on her daughter.

    “I know with God all things are possible, but her destiny has been delayed,” she said. “It’s been delayed because of an ignorant person.”

    Fletcher said she plans to be at the hearing and will bring Sampson.

    She said she wants Mosby to see her daughter so that he will always remember what he’s done.

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