To walk down the front steps again of her home is a miracle for 19-year-old DaTaysha Martin.
On October 12, 2019, Martin was shot in the head while in a vehicle just before midnight near Southwest 30th Street and Penn.
Martin has had to learn how to walk and talk all over again.
“My mom had to teach me how to do everything, my grandma, sisters, brother’s and my dad,” said Martin.
Oklahoma City police said Marcos Watson got out of the car following the shooting and approached a nearby officer about what happened.
Watson has been convicted in the case, sentenced to 12 years probation on one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Martin said her then-boyfriend at the time who was also in the vehicle did the actual shooting. She believes, for some reason, Watson is taking the blame.
“I remember his gun, what kind of gun he had,” said Martin. “I remember his gun by heart and then I remember what bullet he had.”
Court records show Watson told police several stories but eventually confessed he “shot the victim with a pistol while seated behind her in the car.
“If it was an accident, the other two boys should have never jumped out the car,” said Natoya Martin, DaTaysha’s mom. “They should have all been in the car to take her to go seek help. It shouldn’t have been just one.”
DaTaysha said she continues to live in fear. She and her family hope the case gets another look.
“I want to see all the people that were in the car prosecuted, they need to pay for what they did,” said Natoya. “What they did wasn’t right.”
News 9 reached out to the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office twice regarding this case and have not heard back.