MA’KHIA Bryant’s sobbing mom has urged people not to define her knife-wielding daughter by her shocking cop shooting death. The teen
MA’KHIA Bryant’s sobbing mom has urged people not to define her knife-wielding daughter by her shocking cop shooting death.
The teen’s biological mother, Paula Bryant, told CNN: “I want the world to know that Ma’Khia Bryant was a very loving 16-year-old girl.
“She was my daughter, my baby. I loved her. She was very talented and smart. She was funny. Her favorite color was blue.
“This is so unreal, the hurt that I feel, I’m devastated.”
The 16-year-old Black teen was shot by police in Columbus on Tuesday mere hours after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three counts of manslaughter and murder charges in the killing of George Floyd.
Angela Moore, her foster mom, said Bryant was involved in a fight with two other girls over housekeeping.
“It was over keeping the house clean,” Moore told CNN. “The older one told them to clean up the house because ‘Mom doesn’t like the house dirty,’” Moore said. “So that’s how it all started.”
Moore said two of her former foster children had come to their Columbus, Ohio home to celebrate Moore’s birthday when they began arguing with Bryant.
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