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Parents of slain NYC teen want Sundance Oliver in jail for good

The heartbroken dad and mom of a 17-year-old woman who was gunned down inside a Brooklyn housing project are demanding justice for their slain daughter — and want suspected killer Sundance Oliver off the streets for good.

“I hope he never makes it out of jail so he can’t do that to no one else,” Tasha Rattray, the mom of teen capturing sufferer Keyaira Rattray-Brothers, instructed The Post by way of tears on Tuesday.

“And I will be there — me and my family — every court date,” Rattray, 40, stated as she wept. “To make sure our voices are heard for Keyaira.”

The slain teen’s father had harsher phrases.

“I want him to rot in there,” Kevin Brothers instructed The Post. “It makes no sense for him to come out here. What he’s doing is no good. He should never come out.”

The Brooklyn teen was shot in the chest shortly after midnight Tuesday on the Kingsborough Houses — half of an alleged capturing rampage by Oliver that additionally left a 21-year-old man useless and a 96-year-old man wounded, police stated.

Tasha Rattray and Kevin Brothers.
Tasha Rattray (left) and Kevin Brothers are demanding justice for the slain 17-year-old daughter, Keyaira Rattray-Brothers.
Paul Martinka for NY Post

Oliver, who’s on parole after serving 5 years in jail on a 2014 felony theft conviction, was the topic of an enormous NYPD manhunt earlier than he turned himself in to cops in on the 77th precinct in Crown Heights. Charges towards him had been pending.

Keyaira’s grieving dad questioned why the suspected shooter hadn’t already been behind bars.

“I don’t want to hear nothing about, ‘No, oh, he’s mental,’” he stated. “I don’t want to listen to none of that. I don’t want to listen to nothing about psychological issues or he didn’t take his medication. Because if that’s the case, why is he out on the road?

“He’s on parole already,” Brothers added. “What is he doing out anyway?”

Sundance Oliver, 28.
28-year-old Sundance Oliver — a career gangbanger — is accused of killing Keyaira Rattray-Brothers and a 21-year-old man.

His daughter — who attended highschool in Manhattan and dreamed of being a singer — was rushed to Brookdale University Medical Center after the capturing and later pronounced useless.

Late Tuesday morning, her devastated mother was escorted by cops to the constructing the place the bloodshed came about.

“I want my baby to have justice,” Rattray stated. “The young boy that got shot and killed as well. I want justice for him too. And a 96-year-old man — and thank God he survived. I feel like everyone needs justice.”

She known as on town to do extra to curb gun violence.

Keyaira Rattray-Brothers, 17.
Rattray-Brothers was shot useless at Kingsborough Houses in Brooklyn early Tuesday, allegedly by ex-con Sundance Oliver.
Paul Martinka for NY Post

“I think they need to do whatever that needs to be done to keep these guns off the streets and to keep the neighborhood as safe as possible,” she stated.

Rattray stated she had final spoken to her daughter by way of FaceTime at round 6:30 p.m. Monday for about 9 minutes.

“We were just talking — telling me how her day was going, telling me that she loved me and that she will be home soon. I told her, ‘Keyaira, be safe out there. I love you too and see you soon’ — not knowing that six-and-a-half hours later she was going to be gone,” the mother recalled.

Rattray described her late daughter as “a very tough girl” who was, “at the same time she was loving and caring and supportive and talented.”

Tasha Rattray.
Tasha Rattray stated she hopes Oliver “never makes it out of jail.”
Paul Martinka for NY Post

“She knew how to sing and how to dance. Somewhat of a boxer, too. Keyaira was the typical 17-year-old living in Brooklyn,” she stated.

Rattray stated she didn’t know whether or not Keyaira knew her suspected killer.

“All I know is Keyaira, she leaves here and goes outside to be with her friends,” she stated. “Unfortunately once they grow old you may’t management who they hang around with or what they do. You simply must allow them to stay their very own life.

“And her life was cut short,” Rattray added. “Over what? Only time will tell.”

Additional reporting by Larry Celona

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