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Flint mother prepares to see daughter's killer in court

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FLINT (WJRT) - (07/05/14) - Two years after her daughter was shot and killed in front of her eyes, a mother learned she may soon get justice.

18-year-old Shemika Johnson was gunned down on Winona Street in Flint in January of 2012.

Relatives say someone pulled up in a car, and pretended to let Johnson in, but shot her instead.

This week, police arrested the man the say is responsible for her murder.

"It's been two years and I feel like he should get life on top of life, on top of life, on top of life and life on life," said Lashaunda Horton, Johnson's mother.

It's been a long road for Horton. She still remembers vividly the day her daughter was shot and killed. A nightmare she was forced to watch helplessly.

"He shot my daughter down three time in front of me. I seen him, myself personally."

She's waited patiently for the man who took her daughter's life to be brought to justice. "It was hard for me and it's still hard for me. I've had three detectives on this case. Two of them retired on me," Horton said.

Flint Police have not released the man's name because he hasn't been formally charged.

He was taken into custody Wednesday after authorities were called to an unrelated domestic situation on Winona Street.

The suspect is charged with Johnson's death.

The wound is still very deep for her family.

"All I have is this picture, and that's all I can do everyday is look at this picture," Horton said.

Horton says she can't wait to look the man who took her daughter's life in the eyes, and ask him the question that she can't get off her mind.

"I want to see him face to face, because I want to ask him why did you kill my child, why? She ain't did nothing to be killed like that."
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