Judge Says Ex-Con Accused of Shooting Toddler in Head Should Have Been in Jail

Raymone Jackson makes faces in court as he hears testimony during a hearing before Judge Sabrina Johnson in Inkster, Mich., Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in the case of the execution-style fatal shooting of 2-year-old girl and the wounding of two others July 1 in a local public housing complex. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Charles V. Tines, Pool)

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A judge says an ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroit should have been behind bars at the time.

Raymone Jackson was arraigned Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge.

Authorities say the 25-year-old man shot KaMiya Gross in the head in Inkster on July 1, then wounded KaMiya’s father and a 13-year-old girl.

Authorities say Jackson shot KaMiya Gross in an act of retaliation against her father so it would be the last thing he saw.

READ: Trial Set In Killing Of Girl, 2, In Front Of Dad

Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner said Jackson was sentenced to 11 months in jail last September while already on parole in a 2010 drug conviction. He questioned why Jackson was released from jail in March.

READ: Police: Man Shot Toddler to Torture Her Dad

Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan told the Detroit Free Press the state couldn’t hold Jackson past June 25, the end of his parole.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s