Deborah Cotton was wounded by gunfire at the infamous Mother’s Day second line shootout in New Orleans in 2013.
19 people were shot when gunfire broke out, and four years later Cotton would finally succumb to her injuries.
By now all New Orleanians who read the morning paper know that the shootout resulted from a beef between the FnD (Frenchmen and Derbigny) gang and PCB, or Prieur and Columbus Boys gang.
7th Ward bad guys showed up to the second line with guns at the ready.
Akein “Keemy” Scott and Shawn “Shizzle” Scott would each end up being convicted for their role in the mass shooting.
Akein “Keemy” Scott got a life sentences plus 10 years.
Shawn “Shizzle” Scott received a 40-year sentence.
Deborah Cotton would become an advocate for each of the brothers who shot and ended up killing her. She spoke up for them at their sentencing hearing saying “You weren’t born to shoot up a parade. That’s not going to be the end of your epitaph. You still have the capacity to do good. To make a difference. To change the world, even from behind bars. And I’m going to be here to support you.”
A portion of Deborah Cotton’s body of work lives on via her Youtube channel