Zakia McCormick – “If you take a life, you give your life”


Johran McCormick

The father who police said fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in his daughter’s bedroom should be charged with murder, the victim’s distraught mother says.

Johran McCormick’s mother said she can’t believe her son was killed while sneaking around with the 16-year–old girl he was apparently dating, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday.

Zakia McCormick also can’t understand why the man accused of firing the fatal shot Thursday is not behind bars.

If you take a life, you give your life,” the newspaper quoted a teary Zakia McCormick as saying. “We’re suffering. Why isn’t he suffering too?”
She and the teen’s father Shawn Curley said the man should be charged with murder and sentenced to life behind bars.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and has said a grand jury will determine if charges are warranted.

Although a grand jury will review the case, prosecutor Warren Diepraam told Friday that it is unlikely that the father will be charged.

The father told investigators he heard noises coming from his daughter’s bedroom around 2:30 a.m. He went to investigate and found Johran in the room. The boy was shot once.

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