It's a new year, but the sadness still remains for a mother still grieving the loss of her 14-year-old son.
Paul Sampleton Jr. was tied up and shot to death in his Gwinnett County home Dec. 19, and no arrests have been made.
His mother Stephanie Stone still struggles with the loss and remembers the moment she heard the grim news very vividly.
"My whole world came crashing down. I never thought in a million years that would be something that I would hear and that's what happen," said Stone.
And the timing couldn't have been worse.
"My birthday is Dec. 23. So Christmas, my birthday, none of that will ever be the same for me," said Stone.
Rumors continue to swirl about why he was killed, but Stone said that's not what's important.
"I don't care what people speculate about, I don't care what they have to say, it doesn't matter to me. The only thing that matters is justice for my son because he did not deserve that," said Stone.
She said she's confident Gwinnett County Police will bring her the justice she wants. Meanwhile, she's focusing her efforts on setting up what could be her son's legacy.
"His name, his death will not be in vain. He wanted to go to a D1 college and someone will be going to a D1 college in his name. If I have to die trying I'm going to make sure someone goes to college in his name," said Stone.
It's something she said her son would be very proud of.
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Monday, September 1 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:00:16 GMT
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