Woman sentenced in 2020 Brooklyn Park shooting case that killed toddler

A 58-year-old Richfield woman was sentenced Thursday in connection with a 2-year-old boy’s death in 2020.

Sherrillyn Kay Mosley was charged with aiding an offender – accomplice after the fact. She entered a guilty plea in April this year.

The judge overseeing the case filed a stay of imposition, meaning, the court has accepted Mosley’s guilty plea but is not imposing a prison sentence.

The sentence, the judge said, was 266 days, which has been stayed for three years. Mosley now faces a three-year probation period and 30 days of electronic home monitoring. She also must comply with other terms ordered by the judge.

During sentencing Thursday, the judge called the incident a “tragic situation,” saying to Mosley, “I know you were not the main wrongdoer,” but that “that doesn’t excuse your behavior, or your lying to the police.” He added, “I trust that you are remorseful.”

According to a criminal complaint filed at the time, on Aug. 13, 2020, Brooklyn Park police officers were called to an apartment on a report of a shooting. Officers learned a 2-year-old boy had been shot in the abdomen. Police attempted lifesaving measures before paramedics transported the boy to the hospital. Two days later, the boy died.

Police later learned the boy’s 3-year-old brother was believed to be the person who fatally shot the boy. Police arrested the boys’ mother—identified as 22-year-old O’Sheonia Nypre Hodges—and grandmother—identified as Mosley—along with Hodges’ boyfriend—identified as 22-year-old Keyshawn Lemont Cosey-Gray.

Court records show, in addition to Mosley’s charge, Hodges was charged with second-degree manslaughter and Cosey-Gray was charged with aiding an offender – accomplice after the fact.

Cosey-Gray pleaded guilty to his charge in February this year. In April, he was sentenced to a year at the Hennepin County Workhouse and three years of supervised probation.

Police still haven’t been able to find and arrest Hodges, who remains charged via warrant.