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Starr Harris' daughter speaks out for first time since her mother's death

(WMC-TV) – For the very first time since her death, Starr Harris' daughter is speaking out about life without her mom and her murder trial that just ended on Friday.

"She wouldn't see me go to high school, see me graduate, go to prom, get married, have children," says Starr Harris' daughter Brenna Cullum.

It's been nearly two years since her mother's death.

Brenna Cullum was just thirteen-years-old when her mother, Starr Harris, was murdered behind her Drummonds, Tennessee home.

The man charged in Harris' death, Rickey Bell, has now been sentenced to death.

"He's not a person at all, he's a monster, he had it coming," she adds.

Brenna Cullum says her mother's murder trial was too much for her to attend last week.

She says she's tried to remain strong since Starr's death.

Up until recently, she wrote letters to her mother.

She says there's not a minute that doesn't go by that she doesn't feel her mom's presence.

"She used to sing me lullabies when I was little and till the day she died, she was like O Brenna, you don't let me sing a lullaby anymore, and it makes me sad, you're growing up," Cullum adds.

And as Starr Harris' three children grow up without their mother, they say they can try to move on with the rest of their lives now that the trial is over and Rickey Bell has been punished for his crime.

"I was scared that maybe there was someway he could get off and they've never find him but now I feel like justice has been served," she continues.

Rickey Bell was found guilty on all four counts, including murder, rape and kidnapping.

He was sentenced to death on the murder charges.

He's set to be sentenced on the murder and kidnapping and rape charges May 4th.

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