The Dezyer Mays Case: Brutal Hit And Run Death
On November 9th, 2017, Dezyer Mays (9) was headed off to school. She was a straight A third-grade student. Minutes after 7:00 am, she tried to cross the street to stand at her bus stop as Lacynthia Tidmore (25) was driving on a suspended license and using her cell phone. She was sprinting toward Dezyer when a car behind Lacynthia attempted to blow on the horn to warn her, but she was so unmindful that she still hit the little girl.
The impact murdered Dezyer instantly. Instead of stopping, Lacynthia drove to a gas station where she joked with the clerk, who happened to be friends with someone related to Dezyer, about the harm to her car. Then she called a relative to drive her to work because of the main damage. After her work shift, she called the police to admit her guilt and arrange her arrest. Nonetheless, Dezyer’s mum claimed that the driver just turned herself in because the car behind her followed her to the gas station to report the occurrence to the police.
Dozier stayed on life support for 15 days before her mum eventually decided to let her go, but not before deciding to save other kids’ lives by donating her organs. Cynthia was charged with aggravated vehicular killing and failure to stop after an accident. Until her trial, she was authorized to roam free on bail which resulted in her running into Dezyer’s mum in a grocery store. When Cynthia sighted the mother, she started shouting antagonizing statements rather than apologizing. A physical battle started between Lacynthia, her boyfriend, and her sister against Dezyer’s mum.
“I would have some kind of sympathy for Lacynthia if she just would have stopped. The accident had already happened. She broke my daughter’s neck. That’s how my daughter perished. My daughter died on the scene. She was in the hospital for 15 days because I could not let her go…she broke both of my daughter’s femurs. She cut from the inside out. The Killer shattered every bone in my daughter’s face, every tooth in front of her face was gone. Her chin was split wide open. Her eyes were bulging out of her head. My daughter neck was broken. You had to be speeding. No way you were going 30 miles…For you to just disregard…you realized what you did…how your tire fell off. Your bumper was off…There were no tire marks on the street. You kept going.” said her mum during her victim impact statement.
Cynthia attempted to claim that she was just going 30 miles per hour on the road and never realized she hit a child. Nonetheless, the judge did not believe her defense and convicted her to 8 years in jail in May of 2018. The only time she showed emotion during her trial was after hearing her official sentence. She has to serve three years of mandatory post-release control following her jail verdict. Her driver’s license was suspended for life.