A 19-year-old Georgia boy was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Friday for the murder of his mother and his two younger sisters, one of which was the daughter of rapper Juvenile.
Anthony Tyrone Terrell pleaded guilty Friday to murder charges for the February 2008 deaths of his mother Joy Deleston, his half sister 11-year-old Micaiah and his half sister 4-year-old Jelani, the daughter of the New Orleans rapper.
Prosecutors say Terrell had an argument with his mother, a Gwinett County Sheriff’s deputy, that lead to him grabbing her service weapon and killing her before turning the gun on his 11-year-old sister who witnessed the shooting and began to scream.
Following that, prosecutors say the young man went upstairs to find Juvenile’s daughter who he kissed before shooting her twice in the chest.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Terrell read a statement in court after his sentencing that read,
“I never planned what happened that day…My mom and I got into a disagreement and things just spiraled out of control…that night my plan was to take my own life, but in the end I was unable to shoot myself.”
Juvenile did not attend the trial and did not attend daughter’s funeral in 2008, reportedly for fear of bringing “media attention” to the solemn occasion.
He has yet to release a statement on the murder case.