Jenkins’ mother, Latrice Jones, told the judge her son wasn’t a monster, but he was guilty of making poor choices in friends.
Prosecutor Nigel Lush had a differing view than Jones.
“If this isn’t a person we don’t take off the streets forever, I don’t know who is,” Lush said. “Frankly there is not a hole deep enough that I believe we can drop Mr. Jenkins into.”
Jones begged the judge not lock her son away forever, according to Channel 2. “I want my son to at least have a second chance at life. I want him to walk out of there before my passing,” she said.