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Man pleads guilty to killing 12-year-old Victorville girl; sentenced to 50 years

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — The gunman responsible for the murder of 12-year-old Makiya Walls was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison Tuesday.

According to public records, Anthony Pitts pleaded guilty to the charges of 2nd Degree Murder and shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling on July 18, 2018.

According to a source, Five impact statements were read by Makiya’s family during Pitt’s court hearing on July 24th. Pitt’s allegedly offered an apology but made it clear he was only sorry to the girl’s father and uncle, but that he owed no apology to anyone else.

Makiya was killed on August 9th, 2017, when a man armed with a shotgun walked up to her family’s house on Monaco Drive in Victorville at around 8:23 p.m. The gunman, later identified as Anthony Pitt’s shot four rounds into the front living room window, then fled in a getaway car occupied by two women.

Sheriff’s officials said the victim’s family and the suspects were involved in a months-long feud that led to an altercation earlier in the day; then the shooting happened later that night.

Although officials did not say what the feud was over, a person familiar with the situation said it all started over an affair that ended badly.

The other two defendants, Pitt’s girlfriend Danielle Cummings and Reyna Mercado have a court hearing set for August 3, 2018.

(Makiya Walls, 12, of Victorville, was killed by Anthony Pitts)


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