Kennedy Maxie, Laying Down

Background

In December 2020, the Maxie family went last minutes Christmas shopping in the Lennox Mall area of Atlanta.

They barely finished gifts shopping and were on their way to fetch dinner.

Sitting at the back left site of a moving vehicle, 7 years old Kennedy Maxie was hit by a stray bullet.

 

Portrait

 

 

Videos

Trial

Hearing

Jade Maxie

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Mariah Maxie

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  1. Atlanta mom recounts moment 7-year-old daughter was shot outside plaza at suspect’s trial
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      • The mom described the slow realization her daughter had been gravely injured after she and her sister, who was driving a car past Phipps, heard a loud bang.
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Verdict

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  1. Verdict reached | Man found guilty of killing girl near Phipps Plaza
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      • A man standing trial in the 2020 shooting where a 7-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet near Phipps Plaza was convicted of murder on Thursday.
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      • Verdict reached | Man found guilty of killing girl near Phipps Plaza
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        Date Published:- 2022-August-18th
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  2. Man found guilty of killing 7-year-old girl named Kennedy Maxie near Atlanta mall
    • Profile
      • The man accused of killing a 7-year-old girl named Kennedy Maxie near a mall in Buckhead in 2020 has been found guilty on all counts by a Fulton County jury.
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      • Man found guilty of killing 7-year-old girl named Kennedy Maxie near Atlanta mall
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        Date Published:- 2022-August-18th
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Sentencing

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  1. Man sentenced to life without parole for shooting, killing 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie
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      • The sentencing came 11 days after Daquan Reed was convicted of the 2020 murder.
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        Date Published:- 2022-August-29th
        Date Added:- 2022-September-23rd
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Words

Mariah Maxie

Maria Maxie’s full statement after conviction in killing of daughter Kennedy Maxie

These last 5 days have been incredibly hard. It’s the second time in my life where I’ve had to trust other people with my child’s life. Where I’ve had no direct say in the outcome.

When Kennedy was in the hospital, I was in awe of the team of doctors and nurses responsible for her care. I was so grateful for how they took care of my baby. For how focused they were in their work; for how diligent and meticulous they were in caring for her. They worked hard for her. They worked even knowing that Kennedy’s life in the end was not up to them.

To Pat (Dutcher), Daysha (Young) and the extended team of the DA’s office. I thank you. I thank you for taking care of my baby. For working hard for her. For being meticulous and diligent in your work. For being thoughtful and passionate. For defending the ground of this case of justice for her life, knowing the final word would not come from you-all.

To the jurors, thank you for delivering a verdict today of justice based on truth and fact. Thank you for seeing to my family receiving justice for my daughter’s life being stolen.

This doesn’t change the fact that I’ll continue to eat breakfast at a cemetery every Sunday morning. Or that she won’t have the opportunity to be a big sister. Nor does it change me missing her beyond comprehension, in some moments beyond what I can bear.

But it does move a dark cloud out of the sky for those that love her today, and for that I am grateful.

 

Maria Maxie Victim Statement

My Baby was my anchor.She grounded me on this earth.

She inspired me.

She motivated me.

She gave me purpose and meaning.

Judge Emily Richardson

Sentencing

After conviction, Reed showed no remorse except for brief comments, my sentence will be life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

I do not find that mercy is merited.

Video Comments

Trial

Hearing

Jade Maxie

11 Alive
Aunt who was driving car when 7-year-old niece was shot in Atlanta testifies at trial for accused sh
  1. Miranda Loving
    • You can tell her and her sister are class acts. Very smart and well spoken. The worse things happen to good people smh. I’m sorry this happened to you guys
  2. Black Hippie
    • THE AMOUNT OF GRACE THIS WOMAN SHOWED IS IMMACULATE. I CAN TELL BY HER DEMEANOR, SHE IS DEFINITELY THE PROTECTOR OF HER SIBLINGS & BABIES!
  3. Supercutiee
    • Strong Auntie and I’m thankful she went on and drove to the nearest hospital that was so close to them. I’m terribly sorry for this loss. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
  4. tt lilfeet
    • I hate she has to keep getting asked the same question over & over again such a traumatic incident she’s reliving. Justice for Kennedy 🙏🏽🙏🏽
  5. D Yates
    • Unbelievable. She and her sister a definitely strong women. So heartbreaking listening to this testimony. I’m so sorry for their loss!!!!
  6. Baby Cakes
    • We have a right to leave our homes and go about our daily lives without the worry a stray bullet will fly our way. These thugs out here are terrible shots and have no regard for others. Not even themselves. RIP baby girl.
  7. Radiant Goddess
    • Imagine escaping violence from one city to go to a better city and still experience gun violence. There is violence everywhere and that is the scary part.I am so sorry to the family. I wish I could take their pain away.
  8. Wanda Carr
    • I just pray she’s not blaming herself for the loss of her daughter cause she didn’t allow her to go to her dads when she told her mom she didn’t want to go and she made her go 🙏🏼🙏🏼💔

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