When Jalisa Goodman, of Buffalo, New York, was 13 years old she was at a friend's house, talking on the phone when a bullet came bursting through the wall behind her and hit her in the neck. A group had been partying in the room on the other side of the wall when Greyler Williams unintentionally discharged a .38-caliber handgun, shooting Jalisa.
Jalisa was left paralyzed by the bullet that lodged in her spine.
Williams was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Since the incident, Jalisa has been living at the Baker Victory long-term care facility.
"Though she couldn't speak, she seemed to be acknowledging us and our comments to her through facial movements," said her aunt.
Jalisa died unexpectedly this week of complications from the shooting.