Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for death of 13-year-old Sandra Parks

NOW: Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for death of 13-year-old Sandra Parks


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The man convicted of killing 13-year-old Sandra Parks will spend over 50 years in prison. 

Isaac Barnes is one of two men charged in Parks' death. During the trial in June, Barnes pleaded guilty to the three charges: first degree reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. 

Barnes was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison followed by 25 years extended supervision for the reckless homicide and recklessly endangering safety charges. Barnes was also sentenced to 10 months for the gun charge, however, he will get credit for nine months for time served. 

In November 2018, Parks was hit by a stray bullet that was fired through her window while she watched TV at home near 13th and Hopkins. The 13-year-old died from the shooting. Before her death, Parks won an award for writing an essay about gun violence in the city.

During Friday's sentencing,  Parks' mother told the judge how the death has impacted their family. 

"He took away a lot that little person was just so much she had so much love she gave anybody anything she didn't deserve this and now my other two kids are suffering, I'm suffering," said Bernice Parks, Sandra Parks' mother. 

"And I want to apologize to her family for what happened to her. Like I said, she never was the target. Jimmy Logan was the target and I just apologize and I'm sorry," Barnes said. 

Barnes' accomplice, Untrell Oden, was accused of helping Barnes hide the gun used in the shooting. Oden was sentenced to five years in prison in July. 

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