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One Year Later, Mom Of Slain Teen Waits For Justice

De-shun Winfert, left, with his mother Khiyona. (courtesy Khiyona Winfert)

De-shun Winfert, left, with his mother Khiyona. (courtesy Khiyona Winfert)

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(CBS) – It’s priority one in Chicago crime: the unsolved murder of Hadiya Pendleton.

Despite promises, this year is off to a worse start that last year’s.

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talks with a mother who has been waiting one year for the one answer she never got.

Khiyona Winfert lost her 15-year-old son, De-shon, last year. He was her only child.

“I feel the same way I did the first day,” she says.

Her son had no record or gang affiliation. He was shot by a passing vehicle, not even in his neighborhood, during a blood-stained first quarter of 2012.

The opening salvo of 2013 has been statistically worse.

“All these innocent kids getting killed — it’s horrible,” Khiyona says.

She holds out hope the police will find those responsible for her own loss.