‘No mother should bury their child’: Mom of Niles victim watches accused killer in court

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The mother of a woman who was shot dead in Niles over the weekend said her daughter “didn’t deserve this.”

Tammy Stone sat in a courtroom on Monday, holding a picture of her daughter, 33-year-old Britney Mazanec.

Ryan Daniels, 28, was arraigned on a charge of reckless homicide as police continue their investigation.

“They can’t tell me much because it’s an ongoing investigation but I do believe the person who did this is where he’s supposed to be,” Stone said.

Daniels is accused in the Sunday morning shooting outside of Hideaway Lounge off of Route 422.

Police said he wasn’t there when they arrived, but came back to the scene later and was arrested.

“Is there anything you want to say before I determine your bond in the matter?” Judge Chris Shaker asked Daniels in court.

“Um, no,” Daniels replied.

He is being held on $1 million bond. If convicted of the charge, he faces up to five years in prison.

Stone said she last talked to Mazanec about an hour before her daughter went out that night.

Stone said Mazanec was a very good mom to her two young children and the type of person who would always be there for you no matter what.

“I feel lost without my baby,” she said. “I miss her. She was so good, nice. This didn’t deserve to happen. No mother should bury their child.”

Daniels is due back in court on March 4.

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