Brown, a Woodbourne Heights resident, was walking his girlfriend’s baby, Zaray Gray, back from the playground when he took the boy behind an apartment building and fatally beat him. Within hours, the baby was unconscious and never woke up. A jury found Brown guilty at the end of August.
“To be honest, this is closure in regards to legal action. But it would never be closure emotionally, spiritually, physically,” Whitney West, Zaray’s mother said outside of the courthouse Thursday. "At one point I was able to dream and play with Zaray in my dreams, but now I have weird sleep patterns and I don’t dream, it seems like.
“There’s moments where I can be super happy and moments where I just don’t wanted to be bothered with the world and I just sit at home and cry," she continued.