Mother of woman slain by stray bullet continues fight for justice

More than a half a decade after a Brooklyn mother was killed by a stray bullet, her mother isn’t giving up the fight for justice.

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2019, 2:35 AM

Updated 1,889 days ago

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A family's fight for justice is far from over after a Brooklyn mother was fatally shot by a stray bullet in 2012.
The man who police arrested for the crime has been set free.
Seven years ago, 28-year-old Fatima Gordon was killed just a block from her home in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens while walking with her 5-year-old son. He will turn 12 this month.
Christopher Johnson was originally convicted in 2014 for her death. He appealed that conviction, and on Tuesday, a jury in a second trial did not convict him.
“I am a loss for words because I didn't think the justice system could be so unfair,” says Gordon’s cousin.
News 12 reached out Christopher Johnson's lawyers, but they have not yet responded.


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