Tanaya Lewis, a Detroit teenager who many referred to as a “hood rat,” stabbed and killed Danyna Gibson, a 17 year old honors student, while inside a classroom at Fitzgerald High School in Warren.
This weekend, the judge finally threw the book at Tanaya – and sentenced her to 27 to 60 years in prison for first degree murder.
When sentenced, Tanaya told the court, “If I could take it back, I would … I accept the punishment … and I know no amount of apologies will take it back. … And I’m so, so sorry. I just hope one day, you’ll be (able to) forgive me.”
Tanaya brought a kitchen knife to school and fatally stabbed Danyna, a straight-A student who was involved in numerous extracurricular school activities.
Tanaya was dating a White guy in the class, and feared losing her boyfriend when she found that he had a crush on the smarter and prettier Danyna. So Tanaya pulled a knife and killed her.
Here’s a pic of the boyfriend and Danyna: