Man gets life without parole in revenge killing of girl, 2

DETROIT (AP) - An ex-convict who authorities say killed a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in a suburban Detroit revenge attack has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Referring to the July 1, 2014, shooting of Kamiya Gross, Raymone Jackson told the court Tuesday that "none of this was supposed to happen."

Authorities Kamiya was shot in the head outside a house in Inkster. Her father, Kenneth French, and a 13-year-old girl were wounded. Authorities have said that the attack was in retaliation for an earlier shooting.

French called Jackson a "coward" and a "punk" Tuesday during his address to the court.

A jury also convicted Raphael Hearn of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Hearn helped Jackson plan and carry out the attack. He's also scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday.

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