Man accused in shooting of Orlando girl to remain behind bars
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A judge has denied bond for a man accused in the shooting an Orlando girl.
Tyrone Mosby Jr. was arrested after a tip led officers to charge the then 19-year-old man in the shooting of Danielle Sampson. Sampson was struck in the head by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire in Orlando's Pine Hills community in July. The 15-year-old girl was riding in the back seat of her parents minivan when she was injured. She remains in critical condition.
During the bond hearing on Wednesday, Sampson's parents each took the stand pleading for Mosby to remain behind bars.
Sampson's mother was visibly shaken and emotional. She told the judge that her life has been turned upside down and called this the worst moment in her life. She also explained how she has spent every waking moment by her daughter's side in the hospital. The girl's father called Mosby a danger to society and said it would be a slap in the face if he was released.
Judge Janet Thorpe said, based on the defendant's past and the parent's testimony, that Mosby has an absolute callous disregard for society and anyone around him.
Mosby appeared in court in wearing a navy blue jumpsuit with hands and feet shackled. His father said his son needs to "grow up" and realize what he is accused of doing to a girl and her entire family.