Victim's family: "You shot a little girl"; Mann sentenced for manslaughter

By Kelly McCarthy

Victim's family: "You shot a little girl"; Mann sentenced for manslaughter

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Johnson City man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for a deadly shooting in 2012 will spend 14 years in prison.

Derrick Mann, 23, was sentenced in Broome County Court Monday morning. His sentence also includes five years of post-release supervision.

Mann pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November. He initially faced second degree murder charges. A second degree murder charge carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Mann was arrested for a shooting in April 2012 on Grand Avenue in Johnson City where 20-year-old Genesis Lee died. Lee wasn't the intended target of the shooting and two others were injured in the fight.

Before Judge Martin Smith delivered his sentencing, some of Lee's family members and best friends spoke in front of the court. They gave emotional statements intended for Mann on how he took the life of their loving friend and child.

Lee's mother described her 20-year old daughter as 5 feet and 120 lbs, she told Mann, "you shot a little girl."

Mann denied Judge Smith's option to speak and offer an apology in court.

Lee's family members did not wish to speak on camera but gave Action News a statement to share. Lee's aunt said quote "Genesis was smart, well-educated and college bound. She came with a friend to visit and stayed too long."

Lee was visiting from Brooklyn.