Victim and Friend of Trickey Doesn't Want Him Sent to Prison
Friday, December 10th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Cody Chronister, one of the four victims of Monday's Fort Gibson Middle School Shooting spoke in an exclusive interview on Friday with the News on Six.
When the shots rang, out 13-year-old Cody Chronister was hanging out with his buddies, Billy, Brad and Dakota. All four were shot. At first, Cody, didn't think a real bullet was responsible for his numb arm. At first I thought it was firecrackers and rubber bullets," he said.
And he remained in disbelief when he heard his friend, Seth Trickey stood accused of the shooting. â€œI couldn't believe that it was him,â€ said Chronister. â€œHe's so nice." That's why Chronister and his family think Trickey is a teen who can be saved. They don't want the justice system to send him away to prison. â€œHe should get in a little trouble, because it really wasn't him,â€ he explained. â€œIt was something balled up inside of him."
Mrs. Chronister says people ask her how she feels about this little boy. â€œI don't hate the little boy for what he did," she said. â€œYou really don't realize how many folks out there that are caring people. Until something like this happens."
The young Chronister can't believe all the warmth and attention the community is giving him. He says he wants that same warmth to be given to his friend, Seth Trickey."