Mother urges judge for leniency in sentencing of man who killed her son
The man convicted of killing Melquain Jatelle Anderson at a bus stop two years ago has been sentenced to prison.
Tavon Diaz was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years on Tuesday. He was spared life in prison after an emotional plea from an unlikely source, Anderson's mother.
Michelle Barnes Anderson urged the judge for leniency in the hope that Diaz learns his lesson in prison and comes out a better man.
Meanwhile, Anderson's family will continue to honor his legacy. They have created an anti-violence foundation in his name and scholarships at the schools he attended.