News: Teen Given Life Sentences For Murdering Juvenile's 4-Year-Old Daughter

Monday, Sep 13, 2010 11:05AM

Written by Biz Jones

A teenager has been convicted of the 2008 murder of rapper Juvenile's four-year-old daughter, and will be forced to serve two life sentences.

According to reports, the sentence was handed to 19 year-old Anthony Tyrone Terrell on Friday (September 10).

A 19-year-old Georgia boy was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Friday for the murder of his mother and his two younger sisters, one of which was the daughter of rapper Juvenile. Anthony Tyrone Terrell pleaded guilty Friday to murder charges for the February 2008 deaths of his mother Joy Deleston, his half sister 11-year-old Micaiah and his half sister 4-year-old Jelani, the daughter of the New Orleans rapper. (Hip Hop Wired)

The fatal incident reportedly took place over an argument.

According to Terrell, who was 17 at the time of the murders, an argument with his mother over a girl prompted him to use her service revolver to shoot her. He then turned his gun on his 11-year-old sister, Micaiah, who witnessed her mother's murder. Terrell then went upstairs and shot and killed 4-year-old Jelani, who was Juvenile's daughter. According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Terrell's original plan was to shoot himself after the murders, but couldn't get up the nerve to kill himself. Jelani, Micaiah and mother Joy Deleston were buried in South Carolina on Saturday March 8th, 2008. (All Hip Hop)

Last November, Juvie discussed the aftermath of losing his daughter.

"Time, man," he explained about how he has coped. "You don't get over things like that. That's something that goes with you for the rest of your life. I don't know, man, just time to yourself. I'm not even comfortable talking about it. I stayed away from the press, everybody had a million questions. I'm not even comfortable talking about it. I got a great wife, good brother, great momma. My family is good." (MTV)

His manager previously expressed the mourning Juvenile went through after the murders.

"It really shocked him and devastated him to the point where I've never seen him before," manager Aubrey Francis said. "Right now he is relaxing and trying to grasp everything of what has happened." (Huffington Post)

Check out a past SOHH interview with Juvenile down below:

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