DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Parents from across the Wiregrass gathered at Walton Park in Houston County.
All seeking answers and justice after their children died due to gun violence.
Parents of Sincere Tyson, Jasmine Bean, Imari Glanton, Garyoun Fluellen, Shamel Hagler, and Brittany Corbitt have come together as a support system for each other.
“Unfortunately, we have been placed in this group of mourning parents by the acts of someone else,” Sincere Tyson’s mother, Lerwanna McClinden said.
All seeking justice for their children.
“We want them to be punished to the fullest.” Imari Glanton’s mother, Barbara Kirkland said. “Whatever it takes to get them off the streets they gotta put these guns down.”
“All that was involved I want them prosecuted to the fullest. I mean there isn’t such a thing as youthful offenders,” Brittany Corbitt’s father, Gary Corbitt said. “You commit a man’s crime. You get a man’s charge.”
Some still seeking arrests in their child’s case.
Like in the cases of Sincere Tyson and Shamel Hagler.
“It is not right to take somebody’s life in your own hands and then be a coward to run,” Shamel Hagler’s mother, Kristina Hagler said. “He shot him multiple times. The fact is nobody deserves that. Nobody.”
“Somebody is hiding this last person they are looking for, but what I want you to know is they are going to get you,” McClinden said. “I am not gonna stop until they do and you can only run for so long.”
Some of the victims left behind children, and now all that is left are pictures and memories of their mom or dad.
In the case of Garyoun Fluellen who was shot and killed during the Peanut Festival Parade in November.
“He didn’t even get to see his baby,” Garyoun Fluellen’s mother, Tracy Bivens said. “She was born in January. No parent should have to go through this.”
In the case of Jasmine Bean, the suspect was just 14 years old and is accused of killing Bean. Bean’s mother believes this could have been prevented
“She was killed on November 20, 2022, by a young man that we wish would have caught earlier in his life,” Jasmine Bean’s mother, Priscilla Bean said. “So that he could make a difference in this world.”
Now the group led by Lerwanna McClinden wants to get a law passed called Sincere’s Law that would enforce a harsher punishment on juvenile offenders and they believe this law could help them stop the offenders before they commit other crimes and keep the child accountable.