CLEVELAND (WJW) — Three men convicted in the murder of a 9-year-old girl in 2018 were sentenced Wednesday.
Saniyah Nicholson was killed in June 2018 while sitting in a car with her sister at Lee Road and Cloverside Avenue. The girl’s mother went into DNA Boxing Club to pick up her brother when a fight broke out between two groups.
The suspects shot at each other from across the street and Saniyah was caught in the crossfire. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
“They don’t know what they did to me,” Saniyah’s mom Marshawnette Daniels cried in court. “I can’t sleep at night.”
“Saniyah didn’t have a chance.”
Seven people in all face charges in the little girl’s murder. Damaris Perry, Dyshawn Bonner and Timothy Greene were sentenced Wednesday.
“Your honor I’m asking you to give them the max,” Saniyah’s mom said.
All three men charged in the case broke down in tears apologizing to the family, saying they wish they could take back that day.
All three plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter with gun specifications.
The judge sentenced each of them to 10 years total.