One night while at a party, 16-year-old Oshea Israel got into a fight with Laramiun Byrd. The fight ended when Oshea shot and killed Laramiun, the only child of Mary Johnson.
Eleven years after his trial, Mary went to the prison where Oshea was serving his sentence and they spoke face-to-face.
Mary and Oshea’s story is one in a series of real-life stories presented by StoryCorps and Upworthy reminding us #WhoWeAre—everyday Americans speaking to our best selves.
Click here to listen to Mary and Oshea’s original StoryCorps interview.