Richmond woman, 31, sentenced for killing 16-year-old ex-boyfriend

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31-year-old Richmond woman sentenced for killing 16-year-old who had fathered her child

A 31-year-old Richmond woman was sentenced to 21 years in state prison Tuesday for fatally shooting a 16-year-old ex-boyfriend who police said also fathered a child with her, according to Bay City News.

Melinda Gaffney pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter with an enhancement for using a firearm in connection with the April 8 killing of Terrance Forks in the 3900 block of Fleming Avenue, near the Crescent Park apartment complex. Gaffney shot the teen following an argument about his new girlfriend, Bay City News stated, citing police reports.  She took off after the shooting in a white Lexus but turned herself in a week later, police said.

Gaffney was reportedly not charged in connection with her sexual relationship with a minor. While police have reported that Forks had a child with Gaffney, several people who claim to know the couple have disputed that report online.

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  1. she should have gotten a lot more time. Malinda you deserve to stay in jail for the rest of your life! You were a very mean person to my family and I growing up. You talked about our clothes, shoes, living situation and even my parents. But look now! You have the main stage and now we get to talk about you! Jail cell slammed – Beyonce.. Oh i mean Melinda. #praying

  2. rest n peace t mac gone but not forgotten n erybdy kno u aint fathered none of her children ……we miss u n will neva foget chu terrance 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️🆕

  3. Dame that’s a pretty fuked up place to be and my heart goes out to the family I have kids that age and I’m sorry for there lost and to gaffany we did time to get her and she a sweet person never though n a million years she would take a life I’mma pray for everyone

  4. Why would they not charge her for carrying out a sexual relationship with a minor? That’s pedophilia and there’s no two ways about it. If this were an older man and young girl he would end up on a sex offender registry.
    My heart goes out to the family of the young man. What a tragic and senseless crime.

  5. That’s a damn shame that was another woman’s child that she took. I feel that yes she do need to spend the rest of her life in jail. That boy’s mother can’t see her child anymore and what the HELL she doing with a child that’s a very sick person. What do u have in common with a teenager. She’s gonna get her ass beat while in prison for that at least I hope that someone beat the hell out of the crazy butch. My prayer’s go out to the teenager’s family may he R.I.P

  6. Just sick first for messing with a minor like that just a sick woman to begin with and then to kill the little boy over it she deserves to spend the rest of her dirty life in prison and rot in hell

  7. HE DID NOT HAVE A BABY WITH HER, BUT NO ONE THAT KNEW HIM SEEMED TO CASTE THAT MUCH TO COME TO COURT TO TESTIFY THAT THEY HAD NOOOO BABY TOGETHER, SO THE JUDGE AND JURY FELT LIKE THIS WAS A CRIME OF “PASSION” NONE OF HER KIDS ARE HIS !!!!!

  8. HE DID NOT HAVE A BABY WITH HER, BUT NO ONE THAT KNEW HIM SEEMED TO CARE THAT MUCH TO COME TO COURT TO TESTIFY THAT THEY HAD NOOOO BABY TOGETHER, SO THE JUDGE AND JURY FELT LIKE THIS WAS A CRIME OF “PASSION” NONE OF HER KIDS ARE HIS !!!!!

  9. Damn. When those racist cops out their not doing drive bys killing our children we are. She should a went to prison when she had sex with a minor…..Police are EVERY WERE IN RICHMOND, YET ALWAYS SEEM TO BE NO WERE WHEN THE SHOOTING STARTS. MAKES U SAY HUMM??

  10. Damn. When those racist cops out their not doing drive bys killing our children we are. She should a went to prison when she had sex with a minor…..Police are EVERY WERE IN RICHMOND, YET ALWAYS SEEM TO BE NO WERE WHEN THE SHOOTING STARTS. MAKES U SAY HUMM??..

  11. I am the Founder and life-long Family friend of Terrance Forks (aka) T. K. and congratulated his mother shortly after Terrance Forks, was born.. His grandmother and I became instance friends upon being introduced by his other Aunt while growing up as teens in San Francisco, California. Terrance and his siblings were allowed in our “Blueprint of Emotional Wisdom Partnership with, Mothers Against Senseless Killings and World Wall of Peace. We were funded and awarded a grant through Contra Costa County to engage and implement a Peace Wall Mural Project around and about 2006- 2007, Terrance and his two siblings were allowed to participate because their age range was not part of the original targeted populations MASK, latter were allowed and authorized by County Grantors to let the children in. The Peace Wall is anchored inside Crescent Park Multi- Cultural Community Center. Upon learning about the death of Terrance, my whole being became shattered and polarized. The next day i visited his Mother and attended the Memorial. I loved Terrance like a God son and found myself suffering from “Compassionate Fatigued” and knew the symptoms and as the days continued I decided to go back and join the Workforce. As the Founder and Executive Director of our organization have ask his mother for permission to dedicate Healing Circles of Hope (dba) M.A.S.K. INC. Annual Evening of Remembrance-Holiday Party & Toy-Giveaway in his memory along with Derrick Morris who was also a part of our programs as a volunteer three years prior to his murder as he walked home from where he worked as an Tattoo Artist in San Pablo, California, his body was pronounce deceased by the entrance of Wendy’s drive through entrance. A few days later a Candlelight Vigil was held. There will also be numerous young men and women’s memories dedicated. I would like to state that I feel justice has not truly been served. The woman should be registered as a Child Molester since she was an Adult and she claim to have a child by Terrance, a minor at the time of his death. What really going on? If she’s only 31 and received only, twenty-one years that would make her only fifty- two or so when she get out.

    The system fails all when they overlook the fact that she engaged and destroyed a young male’s future and allegedly sexually assaulted and exploited him. That is a crime and had she not entered his life and swayed him into Delinquency and becoming an Chronic Truant he might still be alive. Melinda you were wrong and committed a Monstrous sin against a male child. I hope you suffer in agony while doing your time and have nightmares for the rest of your Monster Life.

    Healing Circles of Hope- MASK

  12. Melinda, should be brought back to court and charged with a Sex Crime. I will speak to Terrance Mother about it. It shouldn’t be too late. Melinda you hurt a lot of people who loved Terrance including me. I hope you find the time and Repent for your Sins.

  13. This article brings tears to my eyes ! I am disappointed with the sentence and my condolences are sent out to the family and friends of this young man! S.I.P. Tmac

  14. PEDOPHILE!!
    SHE NEEDS TO BE BURRIED UNDER THE HOD HAMBED PRISON!!
    SHE’LL BE SOMEBODY’S BITCH FOR LIFE!!
    “YEAH BABY BIG BERTHA WAITIN’ TO GET THAT ASS!”

  15. It’s wrong what she did and it’s a sin but those who believe in Jesus Christ knows he is a forgiving God and he doesn’t judge and It’s a sin to judge God will take care of her all y’all can do is just pray for her

  16. She Was Wrong On So Many Levels! He Was Too Young For Her From The Start. He Told A Few Of Us In CP That The Bitch Drugged Him & The Next Day He Woke Up Naked. So Rape Should Of Been 1 Charge. Murder 1 Or 2 Should Of Been Another Charge Not Manslaughter Of Any Kind! Life In Prison With No Chance At Parole Should Of Been Her Outcome. Mom & His Real Friends Should Of Been At Every Court Date & I Can Guarantee The Outcome Would Of Been Different. His Cellphone Text From Her Threatening His Life A Day Prior Should Of Been Presented. Justice Was Not Served! Rest In Peace TMac U Will Forever Live On Thru Ur Family & True Friends. We Love & Miss U But Ur An Angel Wit Wings Now Keep Watch Over Ur 1 & Only Child (Ur Daughter). She Has No Children By This Young Man & A Simple Blood Test Could Of Resolved That Ridiculous Dispute. Praying For His Family Especially His Mom Lola My Heart Goes Out For U.

  17. Mann this shjt cdazy, she was the last person iseen u w bro.. mann bro rest easy man u know we got lil terrell niqunique & aunty lola down hea bro. Love u 💯💯

  18. There’s alot of Stupid Negros making comments (lol) This is funnier than Saturday Night Live! Keep it up! Y’all Colored are SO funny!Cant spell and can’t communicate!

  19. @grimeyj: While my heart goes out to those who are grief-stricken by this tragedy, I pity you the most. That you’ve arrived in a place of laughter and criticism in the midst of such sorrowful expressions is, without a doubt, indicative of something painfully missing in your own life. I suppose now, that your retort will be peppered with ignorance rivaling that of your previous comments. Just remember you can never recapture time, whether spent wisely or wasted. The next move is on you, because at the end of the day, you have to live with you. More importantly, at the end of life, you have to die with the way you’ve chosen to live.

    P.S. You may want to check your own writing, as grammatical, capitalization and punctuation errors contained within are no less than eight. Take care.

  20. He haven’t father a child with her. I believe she should’ve gotten more time that they gave her. she is very evil let God be the judge of what she has done to our family. He didn’t want to be with her so she was mad. For the life of me I can’t believe she really took it to that level her daughter had a crush on him.

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