Two former classmates of Kalil McCoy were sentenced Friday morning to spend the next year in the Duval County jail followed by 12 years of probation, for their involvement in the shooting death of the 20-year-old woman.
Kennard Mahone and Alfred Mears IV pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact in the June 2011 shooting death of McCoy. Fellow Andrew Jackson High School classmate Frederick Wade convicted of murder in December sentenced to life in prison.
McCoy was shot in the head while riding in a car with Mahone, Mears, Jonathan Brooks and Wade. The medical examiner said if the four classmates had taken McCoy to the hospital immediately after the shooting, she may have survived.
Brooks pleaded guilty to helping Wade hide McCoy’s body in a wooded area and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say Mahone and Mears helped come up with a story to tell the police.
Mears and Mahone say because they didn't go to police right away. because they were threatened, jumped and even attacked by Wade and his friends.
At the sentencing hearing, Mahone apologized to McCoy's family.
"I want ya'll to please forgive me for what i did because i really didn't mean it," Mahone said. "I hope ya'll understand where I come from, and understand that I didn't mean to hurt her. I never would hurt her a day in my life."
Mears was planning on joining the Marines. Mahone had several scholarships to play college football.
McCoy's mother has been very vocal, wanting all four people who were with her Kalil to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
"In the beginning, when this first started, I said the hurt, the pain, the horrific pain that I'm feeling that I wouldn't wish this on my enemies," Lynnette Roebuck said. "Well, I recant that statement. I wish it on my enemies. I wish it on everyone involved, so they can see and feel how we feel -- how I feel."
As part of their probation, Mahone and Mears have a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and both men must complete 500 hours of community service and have no contact with the victim’s family.