A woman connected to the disappearance and death of a 13-year-old Lancaster girl was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison.
But 18 months after Shavon Randle’s body was found inside a Dallas drug house, there’s still no one charged with her murder. Randle was the innocent victim of drug violence and retaliation.
Five people were arrested on various charges and two of them, so far, have been convicted for gun violations.
LaPorshya Polley was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in federal prison for her involvement in the case on firearms charges. Polley was convicted of making a straw purchase -- buying firearms for her boyfriend -- convicted felon, Darius Fields.
Polley chose to represent herself in court on Wednesday, telling the judge she was apologetic for her actions. While she said she wasn't making excuses for what she did, she told Judge Barbara Lynn about her personal history of drug abuse and abusive relationships and asked for leniency.
Judge Lynn told Polley she needed to understand there were consequences for her actions and said she deserved a significant sentence.
Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but members of Randle’s family attended the sentencing and spoke with reporters outside afterwards.
“She's going to get what she deserves, she might not have gotten it today, but she's going to get it and I know it's coming,” said Shaquana Persley, Randle’s mother.
Polley and her then-boyfriend Darius Fields do not face charges related to Shavon's disappearance and death. Fields is expected to be sentenced on federal firearms charges this April.
The three other men accused in the crime -- Devontae Owens, Laquon Wilkerson and Desmond Jones -- are all charged with aggravated kidnapping and are in the process of being having trial dates set.
It remains unclear if any of the people believed to be involved will face a murder charge. Prosecutors have said it remains unclear who actually pulled the trigger.