Bevlyn collapsed and suffered a heart attack. Two
months and seven days after the shooting she died in her sleep.
In the days after Terrance's death, some of Landrin's
childhood friends offered to kill Darren or members of his family. "Usually
what happens is there is retaliation from the family so that [Darren's] parents
can feel how we do," Landrin says. "In our community, in most urban
environments, that is how it happens. I thought about it, but I didn't want my
son's name to cause a bloodbath."
Darren would eventually be convicted, as an adult, of
first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison, but the damage
he caused went beyond ending Terrance's life.
"A lot of kids gave up after Terrance got
killed," says Landrin. "They gave up sports and turned to the streets.
They stopped feeling they could make it. They said, 'Terrance had all the tools
and went to all the right schools and look what happened to him. How am I going
to make it out?'"