Mother seen hugging daughter’s killer in courtroomBy Mason White 2:41 PM June 25, 2014
|Ady Guzman-DeJesus and Jordyn Howe|
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A woman surprised everyone in a courtroom when she got up and hugged her daughter’s killer.
The mother of Florida, decided to forgive the teen who shot and killed her 13-year-old daughter.
The woman also agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors so that the killer avoids jail time.
The incident began when Jordyn Howe, was heading to school. While on the bus, he was showing off his stepfather’s handgun to other students.
The weapon discharged, hitting 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman. She was rushed to a hospital, but died of her injuries.
Now, two years after the shooting, Howe, 16, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The victim’s mother, Ady Guzman-DeJesus, hugged Howe after he accepted a plea deal to avoid prison. Howe apologized to the mother for the grief he unintentionally caused her.
Howe was friends with the victim, and her mother said that she did what her daughter would have wanted her to do.
Howe will attend a youth camp for a year after which he will speak at schools together with the victim’s mother, Guzman-DeJesus, about the dangers of guns.