Detroit man sentenced for high-speed crash that killed 2 kids
DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit man convicted of hitting and killing two young children during a high-speed police chase was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison Wednesday.
A jury found 29-year-old Lorenzo Harris guilty in March of several charges, including manslaughter.
Prosecutors say the children were playing outside of their grandmother's east side home last summer when Harris was trying to run from police. Investigators say he drove his Camaro about 100 mph through the neighborhood, hitting several people.
The siblings, 3-year-old Makiah Jackson and 6-year-old Michaelangelo Jackson, were killed.
"No matter how much time you give him, it will never make up for the time that I do not have with my kids; for the time that their brother and sister will never get to know them; the fact that I lost a part of me when he took my kids from me; the fact that I can never stop crying when I think about my kids; how much I could not ever get that part of my heart back," their mother, Alicia Jackson, said to the judge at Harris' sentencing.
The judge sentenced Harris to serve a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years for the multiple convictions associated with the fatal crash.