Sock-n-lock victim's mom wants max sentence for attackers

9:49 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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Brandon, FL -- The mother of a 13-year old boy beaten at a bus stop with a sock filled with metal locks says she wants to know why her son's attackers have not been charged with attempted murder.

Cicely Randolph says she also wants to know what Jamal Shields, the step-dad who directed the attack on her son, was even on the street to begin with given his criminal history.

"What's it going to take, to kill someone's child or kill someone for them to keep him detained?" Randolph asked 10 News.

Officials say Shields has been arrested 27 times in Hillsborough County and has been in prison three different times for charges ranging from drug dealing to grand theft auto.

Shields and his 14-year-old stepson have been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the bus stop beating.

Randolph says her son will make a full recovery but noted her son had to be hospitalized and currently has two staples in his head, and a swollen right hand.

Shields has bonded out of jail but Randolph says if she has it her way, he will soon be back behind bars for a very long time.

"I don't want no probation, I don't want no jail time. I want the max sentence for the stepfather because he has a history. I want the max sentence."

A spokesperson for the state attorney's office says they will review the case and charges could always be raised or lowered.

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