The father of a 16-year-old Cheyenne girl who was killed in a shooting earlier this year is speaking out on his daughter's death and the sentence handed down on Tuesday  to a woman who was convicted of being an accessory in the case.

Sarah Heath was driving a car on the evening of Jan. 9 when 16-year-old Angelina Harrison [above photo], a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, was fatally shot. The shot came from a gun being handled by 19-year-old Tirso Munguia. 18-year-old Cody Nicholson was also in the back seat of the car.

Heath on Tuesday was sentenced to 32-36 months in prison for felony charges of being accessory after the fact to manslaughter in Laramie County District Court. She also faces an additional 1.5-year sentence on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and supplying alcohol to minors.

David Harrison, Angelina's father, took to Facebook to express his displeasure with the sentence handed down to Heath as well as media coverage of the case. You can read his post here.

Harrison says the coverage of the case in the local media has not been accurate:

"The other thing I want to make clear is that the testimony given describes the night much differently than the news outlets are letting on. After Angelina was shot, Sarah drove past a fire station and pulled into the urgent care, and instead of going in and asking for help she sat there, as Angelina laid there bleeding to death and suffocating on her own blood, and decided it was more important to come up with a story to get away with it than it was to get her help.

She then drove out of the parking lot after being there for over 90 seconds drove on the backroads and stopped yet again so the gun owner could flee because she “knew he had warrants”.


Keep in mind that nearly 9 minutes have passed since Angelina was shot and there was still no call to the police and everyone had cell phones. Once she let the gun owner out of the car she then concocted the lies that her and the shooter would later tell the police, again all of this is happening while Angelina is dying in the passenger seat of her car."

Harrison went on to say:

"After her autopsy, the cause of death was ruled complications of blood loss and asphyxiation, aspersions of blood, and gunshot to the neck. This means that Angelina basically suffocated on her own blood. We have been told, by medical professionals, that had she gotten help immediately her chances of survival were pretty good because the gunshot didn’t hit any main arteries or her spine. So make no mistake about it Sarah killed my daughter and should have been charged accordingly."

Townsquare Media's Joy Greenwald reports that Munguia, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in May, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Nicholson, who pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to manslaughter last month, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 6 at 10 a.m.

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