A man who shot a pregnant woman in the head four times will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Keywan Conner was sentenced to life in prison plus 46 years for shooting and killing Tenishia Latham, who was 27 weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting in February 2011.
Latham's daughter, named Miracle, survived the shooting, which police said was the result of a marijuana purchase gone wrong.
Latham's husband, Larry, also was injured in the shooting.
“You’ve taken someone that can’t be replaced by any other,” Larry Latham said. “Words can’t express the void that my children have endured.”
Larry Latham said that Conner had been a lifetime friend that he considered family. Conner proclaimed his innocence.
There was no proof. There was nothing on me, man,” Conner said. “Nothing, but one many saying me.”
Conner faced the death penalty for the crime, but the jury that convicted him recommended life in prison without parole.
The judge imposed the maximum penalty on each count.
“I can’t give you the death penalty because the jury didn’t recommend it – that’s all I can say,” Judge David Cain said.
Cain said it was “inconceivable” that Conner could show no remorse for shooting a friend and killing his wife over a small amount of marijuana.
Conner said that he planned to appeal.
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