Who are Christine Michael's parents? Slain teen's shattered mom says her daughter identified attacker as she lay dying
HAYWOOD, TENNESSEE: On February 10, 16-year-old Christine Michael was shot dead while she was on her way home to Brownsville after watching a basketball game. In an interview, Michael's heartbroken mother mourned her death and said that even in her last moments, her daughter helped the police to identify one of the shooters.
Michael was returning home from Ripley, after watching a high school basketball game in a car with her friends on Highway 19. On the road, “Someone suddenly started shooting at them,” Haywood Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr said in a February 11 Facebook post. While the person driving the car remained unharmed, Michael's other friend, a 13-year-old girl, got injured. In his Facebook post, Garrett wrote, “The victim of course had been shot. She was in the back seat and emergency personnel was contacted. They arrived on the scene and worked with her some, but she was pronounced dead at the local hospital here in Brownsville."
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Who are Christine Michael's parents?
Michael's mother, Tiffany, narrated the entire incident in an interview with WBBJTV. She said, "They started shooting them from the basketball game from Ripley. She called the police for assistance and they told her that they could not have anybody get to her. She tried to get in the medium lane to keep the people off of her son and them because they were trying to shoot at him from my understanding and they were able to pass her."
Tiffany added, "That was the second time they started shooting again. There were plenty of witnesses. Plenty of witnesses. I just want somebody to come forward. My baby was a straight-A student, she was in college, she was class president, she was student council president, she played softball, she was in leadership groups, and she didn’t deserve this. I just want justice."
In another interview with WREG, Tiffany said, “They robbed me of my child. They took my baby. They robbed me. I’ll never have grandchildren by her. I’ll never get to see her walk the line, I’ll never see her accomplish all the things that she started from day one when she put her feet on this earth."
Tiffany added that even after getting shot, her daughter identified one of the shooters. She said, “When the incident was going on, she was texting. So, she identified one of the people. To the end, my baby used her smarts to get murder solved.”
Christine Michael wanted to work for the African-American community
Michael was a straight-A student, the president of her junior class at Haywood High School in Brownsville and had high hopes for her future. In her Linkedin bio, she expressed her dreams of becoming a psychiatrist and helping the African American community. Her bio reads, "I am currently a student at Haywood High interested in becoming a Psychiatrist to break down stigmas of Mental Health in the African American community. I am looking for High School Internships that will give me experience in the Mental Health Field."