Mom of Murdered Teen Calls for Death Penalty

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX)- The mother of an Orangeburg teen who was found dead Friday is now begging for justice to be served.

"It is just hard, it is like a nightmare that I can't wake up from," said Kymmara's mom, Kimberly Livingston.

Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers says the 17-year-old was shot and killed by Bryant and Jerry McKnight.

The St. Matthews men are charged with murder.

"I'm hoping for the death penalty because she was murdered. She was not only murdered, but her body was dumped in a swamp and it just shouldn't have happened," said Livingston.

Bryant Mcknight, 28, was first arrested in 2004. He has bonded out for several felonies, including lynching, distributing crack, and manufacturing and selling cocaine. Jerry McKnight, 45, had his first run in with the law in 1988. His previous arrests includepossession of cocaine, trafficking crack and driving under a suspended license several times.

Kymmara's mom wants to know why they were given so many chances in the past.

"Why do they get bond? If I am selfish i'm sorry but that is just how I feel," said Livingston.

Sheriff Summers says three others were also arrested in connection with her murder and more arrests are expected to be made.

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