A woman was sitting in her Texas apartment when a bullet hit and killed her. Now, the man who fired the deadly shot will head to prison for decades.
Recently, a Texas judge sentenced Jeremiah Raeshun Hicks, 20, to 30 years in prison. He was convicted of killing Amber Fullbright and shooting at Dayin Oliver in the Waco, Texas, area. Hicks pleaded guilty in the case, according to the Waco Tribune.
On March 13, 2021, Fullbright was shot in her apartment, according to the Tribune. She was hit by a stray bullet and wasn’t found until the next morning.
Fullbright had no connection to the outside dispute that led to her death, the Tribune noted.
Investigators said they believed that Fullbright was hit by the stray bullet around 2 a.m., according to KWTX. That was around the same time police were responding to a report of gunshots and a man injured.
Witnesses said they saw Hicks in the front seat of a sedan at the time of the shooting, according to KWTX. One witness said they saw Hicks fire shots at Oliver, who was with another man and reported Hicks was a passenger in a car that had tried to run him over a day earlier.
The witness said Hicks called him and Oliver to the car, and as they approached several gunshots were fired. Oliver was hit three times by bullets.
He underwent surgery for his wounds.
But it wasn’t until the next day when a man called to say Fullbright had stayed in his apartment. She had health issues, and it was common for her to sleep a lot, according to KWTX. When the man went to the apartment, he saw Fullbright with blood on her neck and a bullet hole in the widow.
Hicks’ attorney, Jonathan Sibley, confirmed to KWTX that Fullbright was an innocent victim.
“Mr. Hicks is remorseful about the outcome of this incident,” Sibley told the station. “It was not at all his intent. He hopes he can move past this, serve his sentence and get back home to his family.”
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