Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The teen responsible for the murder of Juvenile’s four year old daughter, Jelani, and her mother, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy Joy Deleston, and 11-year-old sister, Micaiah, in 2008 was sentenced on Friday (September 10) to two consecutive life sentences.
Anthony Tyrone Terrell, then 17, murdered his mother and sisters, following an argument with his mom about a girl he had over the house without supervision. He shot Deleston twice with her service gun in front of Micaiah, who started to scream. He turned to the pre-teen and shot her several times, and then went upstairs to find Jelani, who he kissed before aiming the gun at her chest and shooting her twice.
“I never planned what happened that day,” said Terrell while reading from a prepared statement before sentencing. “My mom and I got into a disagreement and things just spiraled out of control.”
Adding, “That night my plan was to take my own life, but in the end I was unable to shoot myself.”
Juvenile was not present at the hearing and did not attend his daughter’s funeral back in 2008. At that time, a representative for the Louisiana-bred rapper said that he skipped the services in order to prevent the extra media attention that his presence would have brought.