Cortez Sims sentenced to life for murder

Cortez Sims, the 17-year-old suspect in a 2015 deadly apartment shooting at College Hill Courts, appears before Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Robert D. Philyaw for a detention hearing on Jan. 12, 2015.

Cortez Sims, 19, was sentenced to life in prison late Friday night after jurors convicted him of first-degree murder in a 2015 shooting.

Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman said Sims will be sentenced May 22 for his other three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a deadly offense - of which he was also found guilty by jurors.

"I'm so overwhelmed with so much joy. My baby girl is looking down on me," Sebrina Robinson - whose daughter, Talitha Bowman, 20, was killed Jan. 7, 2015, when Sims walked into a College Hill Courts apartment with a gun - said after the verdict.