Family responds to murder sentence for child’s killer

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Family members of the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white cop in Dallas are upset with the prison sentence the jurors handed him. 

15-year-old Jordan Edwards was leaving a house party when he was killed by police officer Roy Oliver. 

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison by the same jury that convicted him of murdering Edwards the day before.

Edwards’ mother says that sentence is only one year for each year of her child’s life.  

“He actually can see life after 15 years and that’s not enough because Jordan can’t see life again,” Charmaine Edwards says. 

Prosecutors sought a minimum of 60 years in prison for Oliver. 

The former police officer fired into a car full of Black teens the night of the April 2017 party. 

Oliver has said he feared the vehicle was moving towards his partner. His partner said he didn’t believe his life was in danger. 

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