Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Don't hurt my mother!

For those of us who have children and know the love for and of a child, this story is deeply sad.

7-year-old Alexis Goggins was not going to let her mother be hurt by the man pointing the gun at them, so right before the shots rang out, Alexis jumped on top of her mother to shield her and screamed out, "Don't hurt my mother!". Calvin Tillie, a 29-year-old ex-convict on parole and ex boyfriend of Alexis' mother fired 9 shots into the embracing mother and daughter, six of these shots hit Alexis, one in her eye and the rest in her tiny chest. Two bullets hit her mother. Seliethia Parker said she dated the ex convict for 3 months and then tried to break off the relationship, but Calvin would not take no for an answer, instead he harassed her and her daughter and followed them around, often showing up at her home in the middle of the night.

On December 2, he followed her to a party and forced himself into her vehicle, he made her drive around for a while at gunpoint, then had to stop for gas, this was when the shots were fired.

Alexis lost her right eye and was already suffering from epilepsy and a mild learning disability, her new injuries, if she survives will add to her daily struggle. Her mother has healed and has remained at her daughter's bedside ever since.

Hopefully Calvin will get life in prison for this terrible crime.

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