Mother of boy killed while riding bike forgives driver

Jamaica Jackson

ST. LOUIS – The mother of a 7-year-old boy who was killed as he rode his bicycle in St. Louis says she forgives the driver who hit him.

Johnika Davis was in court Monday as 19-year-old Jamaica Jackson pleaded guilty to second-degree involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to probation.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Davis cried as she held a placard with photos of her son, Demond Moorhead. The child died in an accident in April 2017.

Davis told the judge that Jackson is “a mother, too, and I forgive her.”

Jackson also was crying as she entered her plea. Authorities say Jackson did not have a valid license, ran a stop sign and was speeding when her SUV struck Demond as he rode out of an alley.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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