Stevenson said she also applauded her daughter when she walked for the first time after back surgery.
“She’s an active, wonderful young lady,” Stevenson testified. “She’s fallen on hard times; she’s become a drug addict.”
“But, I love her as much today as I did when she was born,” her mother said.
Yeatts told Kirchell although he feels bad for her family, her actions will have a longtime affect on a lot of people.
“I don’t shed any tears for you, my sympathy goes to him,” Yeatts said, referring to the owner of the service station.
“You came up with a plan for the robbery. You wore a disguise, masks, gloves. You also dragged a minor into this,” Yeatts said.
“You had plenty of time to say, ‘this is a stupid idea,’” he told Kirchell.
Kirchell apologized to the victims, her family and the court.
“I am ashamed and embarrassed.” she said. “I just don’t want to live this way anymore.”
Yeatts told her she will get a chance to dry out in jail, and that she should take advantage of the rehab services available to her there.