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UAPB Graduate Sentenced to 30 Years in Prision Back in 2011

PINE BLUFF, ARK - It was a Sunday afternoon in 2011 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas when Olivia Moody from Chicago, made a life-changing decision. Moody was fed up with being bullied and ready to put a halt to the harassment.

It was seconds after a fight with a group of girls that Olivia Moody ran to her apartment, grabbed a gun and fired a single shot that hit one of the eight girls attacking her.

"She would make all kinds of negative comments, like calling me out of my name and stuff and basically saying she wanted to fight me or whatever," Moody said."I see she got a hole in her chest and I'm like dang, I just shot her and so now I'm looking around and ain't nobody around. And I'm looking like dang, what do I need to do? Cuz It's like.... it clicked, it just got real."

This altercation was over a young man, which was Moody's ex-boyfriend. She told police that she had been bullied for months and just couldn't take it. The 21-year-old mother of two later died.

Moody was charged with second degree murder during her senior year of college at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She was found guilty and her 30-year sentence was handed less than a week after she graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Her dreams and goals was to become a lawyer.

"I didn't come to Arkansas to be going to jail," Moody said. "I came down here to make a life of myself and it's like it all got messed up."

While Moody says she was bullied, Arkansas police told reporters that a police report was never filed. During the trial, the judge told the honor student because of her major, she should have known better.

"If people actually look into it and understand the facts of the case and understand both sides of the story, I think I would go home," she says.

Moody is from Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. Her mother was addicted to drugs, so her grandmother raised her and her siblings. She graduated with honors from Percy Julian High School in 2008. She thought living in the south was an escape from the bullets in her neighborhood and the bullying she had been secretly dealing with.

The victim's family told reporters in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, that their loved one was not a bully and never even met Olivia Moody. They say she was only there the day of the shooting to help her friend.

According to source and the Department of Correction website, Moody is serving her sentence at the WrightsVille Unit and will be eligible to apply for parole on May 19, 2020. Justice for Moody.

Source: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/22212077/bullied-to-death-chicago-students-make-film-based-on-olivia-moody

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