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.

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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.

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

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