BRYAN, Texas A College Station family says they don't have closure after their loved one Whitney Paskey-Pullen was shot in the head and died on New Year's Day last year.
The shooter is already on probation while the man who owned the gun pled guilty Monday to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
News 3 spoke with Whitney Paskey-Pullen's mother and sister about the case.
It's a smile the family of Whitney Paskey-Pullen misses every day.
"Nothing is gonna bring her back so no amount of justice is going to help," said Holly Paskey.
Her 21-year-old daughter Whitney Paskey-Pullen was shot in the head and died at an apartment on Cain Road in College Station on New Year's Day last year.
Monday morning 24-year-old Colin McHenry of College Station pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He'd bought the Kel Tec 9 MM gun that was used in the shooting.
"Well it was really disheartening to know that he just got four years and time served, so he's only gonna spend a small portion of it in prison," said Holly Paskey.
McHenry had been Whitney's boyfriend and was roommates with another man, Kenneth Connor, who was her ex-boyfriend.
Connor is already serving a ten year probation sentence for criminal negligent homicide.
Investigators say the three were doing drugs and passing around a gun when Connor accidentally shot Paskey.
Prosecutor Ryan Calvert told us he understands the family's frustrations but says there's no evidence indicating this was anything but an accident.
Paskey's family believes she was lured there.
"I don't feel like my sister would have put herself in the position to be where she is right now," said her older sister Tiffany Blankenship.
Blankenship says Whitney loved to laugh.
"She was the best friend. She was a great little sister and I love her. Loved her then and still love her now a whole lot. She was a great person," Blankenship added.
"You know aside from Christ being in his life he's never gonna have any peace," said Holly Paskey.
Now Whitney's family is searching for their own peace one day at a time.
Colin McHenry also pled guilty Monday to misdemeanor theft and marijuana charges.
His attorney David Hillburn told us by phone that his client wishes New Year's Day had had a different outcome.
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