Jury finds men guilty of 'revenge' killing of Inkster toddler

A jury has found two men guilty in the 'revenge' killing of a toddler. 

The child, 2-year-old Kamiya Gross, was shot at point-blank range last July in Inkster in what police call a premeditated murder stemming from a feud.

The jury read their verdicts Thursday afternoon, after beginning deliberations that morning. The jury read guilty verdicts for both Raymone Jackson and Raphael Hearn of first-degree murder, among other charges. 

Prosecutors argued Jackson, in act of revenge, shot and killed the toddler and wounded her father, Kenneth French, and a 12 year-old girl who tried to escape the gunfire.

Hearn was charged with helping Jackson commit the crime. Allegedly, they texted in the days leading up to that day.

The alleged feud with the two defendants was with French. French testified in an earlier court hearing that he, Jackson and Hearn were friends for years, but trouble began when Hearn was shot at after-hours club in April. French says Hearn and Jackson wanted revenge because French 'didn't have their backs'. 

A judge set a March 24 sentencing date for both Jackson and Hearn. 
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