The mother of the 6-year-old boy accused of shooting his first-grade teacher during class in Newport News, Virginia, in January was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison on federal charges.
Deja Taylor was charged with using marijuana while in possession of a firearm and making a false statement about her drug use while purchasing the firearm, both felonies, in the wake of the Richneck Elementary School shooting in January.
She pleaded guilty to the charges in June.
Federal prosecutors had asked for a 21-month sentence.
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